The new edition of Practice of Clinical Echocardiography provides expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data. Designed for those already equipped with a mastery of basic principles, this definitive reference shows you how to apply these findings to your daily clinical decision making. Each chapter focuses on a specific disease process with technical details of qualitative and quantitative interpretation of echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data.
Disease-oriented chapters emphasize the role of echocardiography in clinical decision making and prediction of clinical outcomes.
New chapters cover emerging technologies, including transcatheter procedures for structural heart disease.
Numerous images illustrate findings, while diagrams explain pathophysiology and flow charts guide clinical practice.
Each chapter includes a summary box with a practical approach to echo data acquisition, measurement, and interpretation.
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Section 1: Advanced Principles for the Echocardiographer 1. The Diagnostic Echocardiography Laboratory: Structure, Standards and Quality Improvement 2. 3D Echocardiography: Principles of Image Acquisition, Display and Analysis 3. The Comprehensive Diagnostic Transesophageal Echocardiogram: Integrating 2D and 3D Imaging, Doppler Quantitation and Advanced Approaches 4. Intraoperative and Procedural Echocardiography: Basic Principles 5. Intracardiac Echocardiography 6. Point of Care Echocardiography: Scope of Practice, Quality Assurance and Impact on Patient Outcomes Section 2: The Left Ventricle 7. Left Ventricular Structure and Systolic Function: Quantitative Echocardiography 8. Myocardial Mechanics: Velocity, Strain, Strain Rate, Cardiac Synchrony and Twist 9. Left Ventricular Diastolic Function 10. Digital Image Processing and Automated Image Analysis in Echocardiography Section 3: Ischemic Heart Disease 11. Echocardiography in the Emergency Department: Role in Patients with Acute Chest Pain 12. Echocardiography in the Coronary Care Unit: Management of Acute Myocardial Infarction, Detection of Complications and Prognostic Implications 13. Exercise Echocardiography for Diagnosis of Coronary Disease 14. Non-Exercise Stress Echocardiography for Diagnosis of Coronary Disease Section 4: Valvular Heart Disease 15. Aortic Stenosis: Disease Severity, Progression, and Timing of Intervention 16. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Role of Echocardiography in Patient Selection, Procedural Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation of Outcomes 17. Aortic Valve Regurgitation: Quantitation of Disease Severity and Timing of Surgical Intervention 18. Mitral Regurgitation: Valve Anatomy, Regurgitant Severity and Timing Of Intervention. (Including Secondary MR) 19. Surgical Mitral Valve Repair: Patient Selection, Operative Planning and Intra-Operative Monitoring 20. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair: Role of Echocardiography in Patient Selection, Procedural Guidance and Evaluation of Outcomes 21. Mitral Stenosis: Patient Selection, Hemodynamic Results, Complications and Long-Term Outcome with Balloon Mitral Commissurotomy 22. Endocarditis: the Role of Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Decision-Making 23. Fluid Dynamics of Prosthetic Valves 24. Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction: Echocardiographic Recognition and Quantitation (Including Paravalvular Regurgitation and Closure) Section 5: Cardiomyopathies and Pericardial Disease 25. Dilated Cardiomyopathy: Role of Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Patient Management 26. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Management of Patients (Including Stress Testing) 27. Restrictive Cardiomyopathy: Diagnosis and Prognostic Implications 28. Pericardial Disease 29. Cardiac Transplantation: Pre and Post Transplant Evaluation Section 6: The Right Heart 31. Right Ventricular Anatomy, Function and Echocardiographic Evaluation 32. Pulmonary Hypertension: Role of Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Patient Management 33. Right Sided Valve Disease in Adults Section 7: Vascular And Systemic Diseases 34. Aortic Dissection and Trauma: Value and Limitations of Echocardiography 35. Systemic Diseases Characterized by Immune-Mediated Injury: Echocardiographic Findings 36. Nutritional and Metabolic Disorders (Include Alcohol, Sleep Apnea, Liver Disease, Diabetes, Obesity): Echocardiographic Findings 37. Echocardiography in Athletes 38. Inherited Connective Tissue Disorders: the Role of Echocardiography in Diagnosis and Decision-Making 39. Aging Changes Seen on Echocardiography 40. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Patients with a Systemic Embolic Event 41. The Role of Echocardiography in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter 42. Cardiac Tumors Section 8: Adult Congenital Heart Disease and the Pregnant Patient 43. Heart Disease in Pregnancy 44. Congenital Shunts 45. Left Heart Anomalies 46. Right Heart Anomalies 47. Conotruncal Lesions Including Tetralogy of Fallot 48. Transposition of the Great Arteries 49. Single Ventricles