An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to create a moving picture of the heart. The picture is much more detailed than a plain x-ray image and involves no radiation exposure (MedlinePlus).
This book is a practical guide to the latest advances and techniques in echocardiography. Beginning with an introduction to the fundamentals of the procedure, the following sections discuss both basic and advanced techniques for different cardiac conditions.
Highly illustrated with echo images and diagrams of heart structures, this invaluable reference helps trainees recognise and interpret echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data to make an accurate clinical diagnosis.
Practical guide to latest advances and techniques in echocardiographyIn depth coverage of fundamentals and principles of echoIncludes basic and advanced techniquesHighly illustrated with echo images, diagrams and Doppler flow data
Jagdish C Mohan MD DM FASE Director of Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, India
Section 1: Fundamentals of Echocardiography Echocardiography: Basic Principles, Technique, Display and Interpretation Hemodynamic Evaluation by Echo-Doppler Techniques Section 2: Valvular Heart Disease Mitral Stenosis Mitral Regurgitation Aortic Valve Stenosis Aortic Valve Regurgitation Tricuspid Valve Pulmonary Valve Evaluation of Prosthetic Heart Valves Section 3: Systolic and Diastolic Function Left Ventricular Systolic Function Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Function: Methods and Clinical Applications Diastolic Function Section 4: Muscle Mechanics Tissue Doppler Echocardiography: Current Status and Applications Deformation Imaging: Theory and Practice Rotation, Twist and Torsion Section 5: CHD, Aorta and Pericardium Congenital Heart Disease in Adults Aorta: Congenital and Acquired Disorders Pericardial Diseases Section 6: Structural Heart Disease Ischemic Heart Disease Tumors, Masses and Infection Cardiomyopathies