352 pages | 150 Color Illus.
Echocardiography is one of the most useful and powerful diagnostic tools in the assessment of cardiac function. It remains a rapidly expanding modality, with new techniques constantly developing and maturing. Building on the success of the original work, the second edition of Making Sense of Echocardiography: A Hands-on Guide provides a timely, accessible overview for those learning echocardiography for the first time as well as an accessible handbook that experienced sonographers can refer to throughout their careers.
The strong clinical focus and concentration on real-life scenarios make this book especially relevant in day-to-day practice. New chapters in this edition discuss myocardial mechanics and speckle tracking and 3D echo. The book also contains significantly expanded and updated material on:
Supplying the latest guidelines and evidence-based clinical advice, this edition is also supplemented with new illustrations and an updated website. Fully updated key references for further reading are provided for each chapter. This accessible yet comprehensive text will ensure readers are up to date on the essentials in the field and can confidently integrate new procedures into their everyday practice.
"… a hands-on guide to learning echocardiography. …provides a comprehensive approach for the echo trainee… This book not only covers the basics of echocardiography like physics, but also covers new technologies such as 3D echocardiography. …targeted at those clinicians learning echocardiography for the first time. … it can also serve as a useful reference for more seasoned echocardiographers."
—Christina Michael, MD, Ochsner Clinic Foundation
History of Echocardiography
Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
Physics and Instrumentation
Cardiac Imaging Techniques
The Standard Transthoracic Echo Study
Tissue Doppler Imaging
Myocardial Mechanics and Speckle Tracking
Intravascular Ultrasound and Epicardial Echo
Alternative Cardiac Imaging Techniques
The Left Ventricle and Its Systolic Function
Coronary Artery Disease and Regional Left Ventricular Function
Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
The Left Atrium
The Aortic Valve
The Mitral Valve
The Right Heart
Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
Congenital Heart Disease
Common Echo Requests