• Petros Nihoyannopoulos
  • Joseph Kisslo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. How Things Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Graham Leech
      Pages 1-28
    3. David Adams, Emily Forsberg
      Pages 31-46
    4. Ahmed A. Alsaileek, Jamil Tajik
      Pages 47-62
    5. Ahmed A. Alsaileek, Jamil A. Tajik
      Pages 63-78
    6. Partho P. Sengupta, Bijoy K. Khandheria
      Pages 101-114
  3. Valvular Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 116-116
    2. Petros Nihoyannopoulos
      Pages 116-133
    3. Joseph Kisslo, J. Daniel Rivera, David B. Adams, Burkhard G. Mackenson, James J. Jollis, Donald D. Glower
      Pages 135-213
    4. Meeney Dhir, William A. Zoghbi
      Pages 215-227
    5. J. Simon, R. Gibbs, Alexander Stefanidis, Wei Li
      Pages 229-249
    6. John Chambers
      Pages 265-282
  4. Pericardial Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 296-296
    2. Teresa S. M. Tsang, Larry J. Sinak, Jae K. Oh
      Pages 297-310
  5. Ventricular Disorders and Ischemic Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 312-312
    2. Paramjit Jeetley, Roxy Senior
      Pages 313-324
    3. Thomas Marwick
      Pages 325-350
    4. Jean-Louis J. Vanoverschelde, Agnès Pasquet, Bernhard Gerber, Jacques A. Melin
      Pages 351-365
    5. Otto Kamp, Cees A. Visser
      Pages 367-383
    6. Daniel Monakier, Harry Rakowski
      Pages 385-397
    7. Petros Nihoyannopoulos
      Pages 399-434
    8. Partho Sengupta, Bijoy K. Khandheria
      Pages 435-445
    9. Petros Nihoyannopoulos
      Pages 447-461
  6. Masses, Emboli and Trauma

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 464-464
    2. William Smith, David Adams, Joseph Kisslo
      Pages 465-471
    3. Ayan R. Patel, Stefano De Castro, Natesa G. Pandian
      Pages 473-487
    4. Patrick J. Nash, Ronan J. Curtin, Allan L. Klein
      Pages 489-510
  7. Congenital Heart Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 512-512
    2. George A. Pantely, Michael A. Gatzoulis
      Pages 513-524
    3. Marcy L. Schwartz, Gerald R. Marx
      Pages 525-539
    4. Kate M. English, John L. Gibbs
      Pages 541-565
  8. Special Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 568-568
    2. William J. Stewart, Robert M. Savage
      Pages 569-579
    3. Mark J. Monaghan
      Pages 581-601
    4. J. R. T. C. Roelandt
      Pages 603-618
    5. Eleni C. Vourvouri, Jos R. T. C. Roelandt
      Pages 619-636
    6. Frank E. Silvestry
      Pages 637-653
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 655-667

About this book


Echocardiography has expanded greatly to become a sub-specialty in cardiology in its own right. From the original M-mode modality of 50 years ago, it has evolved into a complex multimodality method for evaluating and quantifying cardiovascular lesions. In addition, the entire spectrum of hemodynamic assessment of the heart can now be performed noninvasively using echocardiography alone. Transesophageal echocardiography has added to the clarity of imaging and proved to be extremely helpful In valve surgery. Lately, three-dimensional echocardiography has added a new dimension and helped the understanding of cardiac anatomy and pathology in real time. Finally, deformation imaging and assessment of myocardial perfusion completes the global assessment of the heart by echocardiography by looking at the various contraction and perfusion patterns in patients with coronary artery disease at rest and during stress.

Echocardiography highlights the clinical utility of these evolving modalities that are now crucial to the renaissance of echocardiography. Thus it provides a thorough clinical review of this most revealing and adaptable methods of imaging a patient. The Editors and their world-class group of contributors have created an essential reference for all who use echocardiography in the practice.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Petros Nihoyannopoulos
    • 1
  • Joseph Kisslo
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. CardiologyHammersmith HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Medical CenterDuke UniversityDurhamU.S.A.

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