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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

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

The Dilated Left Ventricle
The Hypertrophied Left Ventricle
Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
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
Replacement Valves in the Aortic Position
Replacement Valves in the Mitral Position
Tricuspid Replacement Valves
Pulmonary Replacement Valves


The Aorta and Dissection
The Aorta

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


Echocardiography in Acute and Critical Care Medicine

General Clinical Requests

Appropriateness Criteria for Echocardiography

Left Ventricle
Critical Care Monitoring
Valve Disease
Summary of Formulae

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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