Echocardiography remains the most commonly used imaging technique to visualize the heart and great vessels, and this clinically oriented text by Drs. Scott D. Solomon, Justina C. Wu, and Linda D. Gillam helps you make the most of its diagnostic and prognostic potential for your patients. Part of the highly regarded Braunwald's family of cardiology references, Essential Echocardiography expertly covers basic principles of anatomy and physiology, the appearance of normal variants across a wide range of cardiovascular diseases, and the hands-on approaches necessary to acquire and interpret optimal echocardiographic images in the clinical setting.
Abundant illustrations provide a superb visual learning experience both in print and online. Images convey clear, classic examples that represent decades of experience over multiple institutions, as well as recent advances in the field.
More than 485 accompanying video clips mirror the images in the text, with easy-to-follow links from the figure citation to the video online.
Each section includes one or two clinical cases that illustrate key concepts.
Written by expert echocardiographers and sonographers who emphasize practical applications throughout the text, and superbly illustrated by physician-artist Dr. Bernard Bulwer.
Ideal for anyone currently using or learning to use echocardiography, including cardiologists, cardiology fellows, sonographers, anesthesiologists, critical care physicians, emergency physicians, radiologists, residents, and medical students.
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Solomon: Essential Echocardiography: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease Section 1: Principles of Ultrasound and Instrumentation 1. Physical Principles of Ultrasound and Generation of Images 2. M-Mode Imaging 3. Principles of Contrast Echocardiography 4. Principles of Transesophageal Echocardiography 5. Principles of 3-Dimensional Ultrasound 6. Principles and Practical Aspects of Strain Echocardiography 7. Understanding Imaging Artifacts Section 2: The Echocardiographic Examination 8. Principles of Transthoracic Imaging Acquisition: The Standard Adult Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination 9. The Transthoracic Examination, View By View 10. Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: Image Acquisition 11. Optimization of the Patient and Equipment 12. Utilizing Contrast Echocardiography in Practice 13. Echo On-Call: Echocardiographic Emergencies Section 3: Assessment of Cardiac Structure and Function 14. Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function 15. Left Ventricular Diastolic Function 16. Assessment of Right Ventricular Structure and Function 17. Assessment of the Atria Section 4: Echocardiography for Diseases of the Myocardium 18. Acute Myocardial Infarction 19. Mechanical Complications of Myocardial Infarction 20. Long-Term Consequences and Prognosis after Myocardial Infarction 21. Echocardiography in Heart Failure 22. Dilated Cardiomyopathies 23. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy 24. Restrictive and Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies 25. Echocardiography in Assessment of Cardiac Synchrony 26. Echocardiography in Assessment of Ventricular Assist Devices 27. Stress Echocardiography and Echo in Cardiopulmonary Testing Section 5: Valvular Heart Disease 28. Mitral Valve Disease 29. Aortic Valve Disease 30. Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve Disease 31. Prosthetic Valves 32. Echocardiography in Percutaneous Valvular Intervention Section 6: Diseases of the Pericardium and Great Vessels 33. Pericardial Disease 34. Diseases of the Aorta Section 7: Diseases of the Pulmonary Artery and Veins 35. Pulmonary Embolism 36. Pulmonary Hypertension Section 8: Cardiac Masses 37. Primary and Secondary Tumors 38. Identification of Intracardiac Thrombus 39. Other Cardiac Masses Section 9: Systemic Diseases Involving the Heart 40. Echocardiography in Infective Endocarditis 41. Other Systemic Diseases and the Heart 42. Echocardiography in Malignant Disease Section 10: Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult 43. Atrial Septal Defect 44. Ventricular Septal Defect 45. Other Common Congenital Defects in Adults Section 11: Miscellaneous Topics in Echocardiography 46. Handheld Echocardiography 47. Appropriate Use of Echocardiography 48. Echocardiography in the Context of Other Cardiac Imaging Modalities 49. Transesophageal Echocardiography for Cardiac Surgery Appendix A: Reference Tables Appendix B: Commonly Utilized Equations in Echocardiography