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From its humble beginnings in the 1950's as an adaptation of marine sonar systems, echocardiography has recently grown rapidly in its usage and importance. Advanced computer techniques now allow imaging of the heart in many planes through many 'windows'. Each section of this book contains all forms of ultrasound imaging including transesophageal (TOE), intra-operative, epicardial and intravascular as well as the more standard types. The book's purpose is to improve diagnosis of cardiac disease through the use of the latest echocardiographic methods of investigation. It is of use to physicians in training and in practice, to technicians and radiologists interested in ultrasound.
Table of Contents
Basic Physics. Principles of Doppler
The Normal Heart. Standard Transthoracic Imaging Planes. Transoesophageal Echocardiography. Normal Variants
Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease. Complications of Rheumatic Mitral Disease
Non-Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease. Mitral valve surgery
Mitral Valve Replacement. Biological Valves. Mechanical Valves
Aortic Valve Disease. Aortic Stenosis. Aortic Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Replacement
Sub- and Supra-Aortic Stenosis. Subaortic Stenosis. Supra-Aortic Stenosis
Tricuspid Valve Disease
Cardiac Masses. Cardiac Tumours. Extra-Cardiac Tumours. Intracardiac Thrombus
Thoracic Aortic Dissection
Coronary Artery Disease. Acute Myocardial Infarction. Chronic Coronary Artery Disease. Left Ventricular Function in Coronary Heart Disease
Cardiomyopathies. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm
Congenital Heart Disease.
It is a joy to read...a 'must' for those preparing for Echo examinations.
—International Journal of Cardiology
...very reasonably priced, considering the wealth of illustrations, and it should have a place in every echo department.
—British Society of Echocardiography