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Essential Echocardiography

A Practical Guide With DVD

  • The premier practical guide to understanding echocardiography

  • Covers emerging cardiac technologies, advances in ultrasound technology, and new techniques and applications

  • Provides an overview of the underlying physical and physiological principles of echocardiography

  • Includes echocardiographic images and dedicated illustrations

Part of the book series: Contemporary Cardiology (CONCARD)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction to Imaging

      • Dara Lee, Scott D. Solomon
      Pages 19-33
    3. Protocol and Nomenclature in Transthoracic Echocardiography

      • Bernard E. Bulwer, Jose Rivero
      Pages 35-69
    4. Clinical Utility of Echocardiography

      • Bernard E. Bulwer, Faisal Shamshad, Scott D. Solomon
      Pages 71-86
  3. Diseases of the Myocardium and Pericardium

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87
    2. Echocardiographic Assessment of Ventricular Systolic Function

      • Bernard E. Bulwer, Scott D. Solomon, Rajesh Janardhanan
      Pages 89-117
    3. Echocardiography in Myocardial Infarction

      • Justina C. Wu
      Pages 133-148
    4. Stress Echocardiography

      • Edmund A. Bermudez, Ming Hui Chen
      Pages 149-160
    5. Cardiomyopathies

      • Bernard E. Bulwer, Scott D. Solomon
      Pages 161-189
    6. Pericardial Disease

      • Ashvin N. Pande, Leonard S. Lilly
      Pages 191-208
    7. Echocardiographic Assessment of Aortic Stenosis

      • Edmund A. Bermudez
      Pages 209-221
    8. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Aortic Regurgitation

      • Susan M. Sallach, Sharon C. Reimold
      Pages 223-238
    9. Mitral Stenosis

      • Robert J. Ostfeld
      Pages 239-253
    10. Mitral Regurgitation

      • Jacqueline Suk Danik, Bernard E. Bulwer
      Pages 255-284
    11. Infective Endocarditis

      • Nagesh S. Anavekar, Marcus Averbach, Bernard E. Bulwer
      Pages 285-301
  4. Miscellaneous Topics in Echocardiography

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 303-303

About this book

Essential Echocardiography: A Practical Handbook serves as today's premier practical guide to the understanding of the most commonly used cardiac imaging technique in the world. The perfect marriage between anatomy and physiology, the text covers emerging cardiac imaging technologies, advances in ultrasound technology, as well as new techniques and applications of cardiac ultrasound.

Essential Echocardiography: A Practical Handbook provides the physiological, anatomical, and diagnostic grounding for all students of cardiac ultrasound, as well as a sound basis for a more general understanding of cardiac imaging. This volume will be of great value to cardiologists in training and practice, internists, and cardiac sonographers.


From the reviews:

"This is a basic echocardiographic textbook that encompasses all aspects of cardiac ultrasound. … intended audience includes anyone interested in developing the skills required to either acquire and/or interpret cardiac ultrasound images including students, sonographers, cardiology fellows, and echocardiographers. … a book that is well suited as a text for trainees and as a refresher for practicing clinicians. … this book has raised the bar for a basic echocardiographic text." (Michael C Cunningham, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2008)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Noninvasive Cardiac Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Scott D. Solomon

  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

    Bernard Bulwer

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Essential Echocardiography

  • Book Subtitle: A Practical Guide With DVD

  • Editors: Scott D. Solomon, Bernard Bulwer

  • Series Title: Contemporary Cardiology

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Humana Totowa, NJ

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Humana Press 2007

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-58829-322-0Due: 10 November 2006

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-59259-977-6Published: 15 November 2007

  • Series ISSN: 2196-8969

  • Series E-ISSN: 2196-8977

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 458

  • Number of Illustrations: 382 b/w illustrations, 133 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Cardiology, Imaging / Radiology

Buy it now

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eBook USD 209.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
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  • Read on any device
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  • Own it forever

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