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A Practical Guide for Reporting and Interpretation, Third Edition

ISBN 9781482231922
Published November 9, 2015 by CRC Press
256 Pages 99 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Echocardiography: A Practical Guide for Reporting and Interpretation is a step-by-step guide to clinical echocardiography.

This new edition has been extensively revised and includes new international guidelines, grading criteria and normal data. The book presents an up-to-date discussion of echocardiography use in both acute and critical care settings and provides increased guidance for clinical interpretation, including how echocardiography can help inform surgical decisions. In addition, the content has been extended, particularly in the consideration of valve disease and cardiomyopathies.

Providing a pragmatic approach to clinical echocardiography, the book also covers examples of conditions requiring urgent clinical advice. It contains a summary of formulae as well as supporting online images and videos.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Minimum Standard Echocardiogram. Organisation of a Report. Indications for Urgent Clinical Advice. Interpretation for the Non-Echocardiographer. Left Ventricular Dimensions and Function. LV Size and Wall Thickness. LV Systolic Function. LV Diastolic Function. Diastolic Heart Failure. Acute Coronary Syndrome. Cardiomyopathies. The Dilated Left Ventricle. The Hypertrophied Left Ventricle. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy. Noncompaction. Arrythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy/Dysplasia. The Right Ventricle. Pulmonary Pressure and Hypertension. Aortic Valve Disease. Aortic Stenosis. Aortic Regurgitation. Mitral Valve Disease. Mitral Stenosis. Mitral Regurgitation. Specialist Pre and Post-Operative Assessment. Right-Sided Valve Disease. Tricuspid Regurgitation and Stenosis. Tricuspid Stenosis. Pulmonary Stenosis and Regurgitation. Replacement Heart Valves. General. Replacement Valves in the Aortic Position. Replacement Valves in the Mitral Position. Tricuspid Replacement Valves. Pulmonary Replacement Valves. Endocarditis. The Aorta and Dissection. The Aorta. Dissection. The Atria and Atrial Septum. The Left Atrium. The Right Atrium. The Atrial Septum. Adult Congenital Disease. Simple Defects. Systematic Study. Post-Procedure Studies. Pericardial Disease. Pericardial Effusion. Pericardial Constriction. Pericarditis. Masses.Echocardiography in Acute and Critical Care Medicine. General Clinical Requests. Appropriateness Criteria for Echocardiography. Appendices. Left Ventricle. Critical Care Monitoring. Valve Disease. Summary of Formulae. Figures.

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Helen Rimington, BSc, PhD, consultant cardiac physiologist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK

John Chambers, MD, FESC, FACC, professor of clinical cardiology, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK


"My interpretation is that the authors have clearly achieved their ambition to produce a small but comprehensive, inexpensive practical and reference aid for Echocardiographers of all grades of experience. I consider that this book should be available within all Echo departments and additionally I strongly recommend all Echocardiographers to have their own personal copy." – Dr Gordon Williams, BSE Newsletter

"Technological advances and broadened knowledge about the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases have made echocardiography a very important part of the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disorders. This book differs from the classic textbooks and instead is an easy-to-read, step-by-step guidebook. It will serve as a valuable resource when echocardiographers need quick and practical information." –  Ahmet Afsin Oktay, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation), Doody's Book Review Service