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cover image - Essential Echocardiography,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323392266
Copyright: 2019
Publication Date: 01-08-2018
Page Count: 432
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $105.99

Essential Echocardiography, 1st Edition

by Scott D. Solomon, MD, Linda Gillam and Justina Wu, MD


cover image - Essential Echocardiography,1st Edition
ISBN: 9780323392266
Copyright: 2019
Publication Date: 01-08-2018
Page Count: 432
Imprint: Elsevier
List Price: $105.99


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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.
    • Expert Consult™ eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.
  • 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

  • Scott D. Solomon, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, Linda Gillam, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute, Morristown Medical Center/Atlantic Health System, Morristown, New Jersey, USA and Justina Wu, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Department, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


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