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Essential Echocardiography: A Companion To Braunwald’s Heart Disease

  • Authors: Scott D. Solomon , Justina Wu , Linda D. Gillam
  • ISBN: 9780323392266
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing
  • Edition: 1st
  • Publication Date: January 09, 2018
  • Format: Paperback – 432 pages
  • Language: English


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.

Key Features
  • 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.
Table of Contents
  1. 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
  2. Section 2: The Echocardiographic Examination
    1. Principles of Transthoracic Imaging Acquisition: The Standard Adult Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination
    2. The Transthoracic Examination, View By View
    3. Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: Image Acquisition
    4. Optimization of the Patient and Equipment
    5. Utilizing Contrast Echocardiography in Practice
    6. Echo On-Call: Echocardiographic Emergencies
  3. Section 3: Assessment of Cardiac Structure and Function
    1. Assessment of Left Ventricular Systolic Function
    2. Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
    3. Assessment of Right Ventricular Structure and Function
    4. Assessment of the Atria
  4. Section 4: Echocardiography for Diseases of the Myocardium
    1. Acute Myocardial Infarction
    2. Mechanical Complications of Myocardial Infarction
    3. Long-Term Consequences and Prognosis after Myocardial Infarction
    4. Echocardiography in Heart Failure
    5. Dilated Cardiomyopathies
    6. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    7. Restrictive and Infiltrative Cardiomyopathies
    8. Echocardiography in Assessment of Cardiac Synchrony
    9. Echocardiography in Assessment of Ventricular Assist Devices
    10. Stress Echocardiography and Echo in Cardiopulmonary Testing
  5. Section 5: Valvular Heart Disease
    1. Mitral Valve Disease
    2. Aortic Valve Disease
    3. Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valve Disease
    4. Prosthetic Valves
    5. Echocardiography in Percutaneous Valvular Intervention
  6. Section 6: Diseases of the Pericardium and Great Vessels
    1. Pericardial Disease
    2. Diseases of the Aorta
  7. Section 7: Diseases of the Pulmonary Artery and Veins
    1. Pulmonary Embolism
    2. Pulmonary Hypertension
  8. Section 8: Cardiac Masses
    1. Primary and Secondary Tumors
    2. Identification of Intracardiac Thrombus
    3. Other Cardiac Masses
  9. Section 9: Systemic Diseases Involving the Heart
    1. Echocardiography in Infective Endocarditis
    2. Other Systemic Diseases and the Heart
    3. Echocardiography in Malignant Disease
  10. Section 10: Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult
    1. Atrial Septal Defect
    2. Ventricular Septal Defect
    3. Other Common Congenital Defects in Adults
    4. Section 11: Miscellaneous Topics in Echocardiography
    5. Handheld Echocardiography
    6. Appropriate Use of Echocardiography
    7. Echocardiography in the Context of Other Cardiac Imaging Modalities
    8. Transesophageal Echocardiography for Cardiac Surgery
    9. Appendix A: Reference Tables
    10. Appendix B: Commonly Utilized Equations in Echocardiography
Authors Biography

Scott D Solomon, MD, Director, Noninvasive Cardiology, Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Justina Wu, MD, Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine Department, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Linda D. Gillam, Chair of Cardiovascular Medicine, Atlantic Health System, Morristown, New Jersey


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