4th Edition

Echocardiography A Practical Guide for Reporting and Interpretation

    268 Pages 73 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    268 Pages 73 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    268 Pages 73 Color & 8 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book sets echocardiography within a routine clinical context. It aims to synthesise guidelines into a pragmatic clinical approach to real patients providing a step-by-step guide to performing, reporting, and interpreting a study. We wrote it imagining we were the calm voice of a senior echocardiographer teaching a junior colleague. This edition has been extensively revised with an expansion of sections on acute, intensive care, and emergency medicine. COVID-19 has necessitated limiting exposure of both patient and operator to infection and caused a huge increase in waiting lists. This has sharpened the debate over matching the level of scan to the clinical question and also highlights the importance of collaboration between clinicians and echocardiographers.

    Key Features

    • Expanded first chapter on levels of echocardiography
    • New sections on COVID-19, cardio-oncology, multivalve disease, and specialist valve clinics
    • Incorporation of new international guidelines, grading criteria and normal data
    • Guide to how cardiac CT and magnetic resonance can complement echocardiography
    • Reformatted text and extra diagrams and tables to improve understanding

    1. Defining the study
    2. Left ventricular dimensions and function
    3. Acute coronary syndrome
    4. The right ventricle
    5. Pulmonary pressure and pulmonary hypertension
    6. The atria and atrial septum
    7. Cardiomyopathies
    8. Aortic valve disease
    9. Mitral valve disease
    10. Right-sided valve disease
    11. Mixed valve disease
    12. Prosthetic heart valves
    13. Endocarditis
    14. The Heart valve clinic
    15. The aorta and dissection
    16. Adult congenital disease
    17. Pericardial disease
    18. Masses 
    19. Echocardiography in acute and critical care medicine
    20. General clinical requests (Murmur, heart failure, stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, cocaine, HIV, neuromuscular diseases, inflammatory diseases, hypereosinophilia, drugs causing valvopathy, radiation)
    21. Appendices


    Camelia Demetrescu BSc, MSc, HSSE, is Consultant Clinical Scientist in Cardiology, with specialist interest in echocardiography, at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital, and a Fellow of the Academy forHealthcare Science.

    Sandeep S Hothi MA, PhD, FACC, FBSE, FESC, FRCP, is Consultant Cardiologist and Clinician-Scientist with expertise in advanced cardiac imaging, and holds an Honorary Senior Clinical Lectureship with the University of Birmingham.

    John Chambers MD, FRCP, FESC, is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Cardiology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and KCL and was previously Head of Adult Echocardiography there.