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Amply illustrated with over 300 figures, drawings and tables, this guide will benefit readers by providing the most detailed and straight-forward description available of methods to perform a transthoracic echocardiographic examination-integrating M-mode, 2-D imaging, color and spectral Doppler and emerging technologies, such as tissue Doppler imaging valuable technical "tricks of the trade", which can directly impact image quality and diagnosis a chapter on physics and instrumentation that focuses on those elements of each diagnostic modality that impact image formation and acquisition detailed instructions for the successful quantitation of left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction chapters on valvular heart disease and coronary artery disease that describe the structural remodeling that accompanies heart disease and newer surgical and percutaneous therapies, including Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy an organized, segmental approach to complex congenital abnormalities The product of the author's combined fifty-four years of experience in cardiac ultrasound at university hospitals, The Echocardiographer's Guide is designed to fill the need for a practical and complete resource for all technologists and physicians performing transthoracic Doppler/echocardiographic examinations. Each of the six chapters focusing on particular areas of cardiac pathology is prefaced with a discussion of the relevant cardiac anatomy and physiology that is prerequisite to obtaining thoughtful and goal-oriented studies and complete diagnoses.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
Physics and Instrumentation. A Normal Doppler Echocardiographic Examination.
Cardiac Pathology. Evaluation of Systolic Function. Evaluation of Diastolic Function.
Valvular Heart Disease. Coronary Artery Disease. Cardiomyopathies. Pericardial Disease.
Diseases of the Aorta.Cardiac Source of Embolism. Cardiac Masses. Heart Transplantation and Surgery for Heart Failure. Congenital Heart Disease. Appendices