Saturday, June 16, 2018

Pocket Guide to Echocardiography

With its easy accessibility, low cost, and ability to deliver, essential bedside information about the cardiac structure and function, echocardiography has become one of the most relied-upon diagnostic tools in clinical medicine. As a result, more clinicians than ever before must be able to accurately interpret echocardiographic information in order to administer appropriate treatment. 
Based on the authors' experience teaching echocardiography in busy clinical settings, this new pocketbook provides reliable guidance on everyday clinical cardiac ultrasound and the interpretation of echocardiographic images. It has been designed to help readers develop a stepwise approach to the interpretation of a standard transthoracic echocardiographic study and teach how to methodically gather and assemble the most important information from each of the standard echocardiographic views in order to generate a complete final report of the study performed. 
What's included:
• A summary of TTE examination protocol and a comprehensive listing of useful formulas and normal values 
• Atrial and ventricular dimensions, LV and RV systolic function, LV diastolic patterns 
• Echocardiographic findings in the most commonly encountered cardiac diseases and disorders, including various cardiomyopathies, cardiac tamponade, constrictive pericarditis, valvular heart disease, pulmonary hypertension, infective endocarditis, and congenital heart disease 
• Companion website with video clips and over 70 self-assessment questions 

Packed with essential information and designed for quick look-up, this pocketbook will be of great assistance for anyone who works in busy clinical settings and who needs a ready and reliable guide to interpreting echocardiographic information to help deliver optimal patient care. 
Chapter 1 Comprehensive Transthoracic Echocardiographic Examination Protocol (pages 1–5): 
Chapter 2 Indications, Contraindications and Endpoints of Dobutamine and Exercise Stress Echocardiography (pages 6–7): 
Chapter 3 Types of Stress Echocardiography and Reading Template (pages 8–9): 
Chapter 4 Useful Formulas and Normal Values (pages 10–11): 
Chapter 5 Guidelines for the Safe Use of Echocardiography Contrast (page 12): 
Chapter 6 Atrial and Ventricular Dimensions (pages 13–20): 
Chapter 7 Coronary Artery Disease (pages 21–22): 
Chapter 8 Left Ventricular Systolic Function and Left Ventricular Diastolic Patterns (pages 23–26): 
Chapter 9 Right Ventricular Systolic Function and Right Ventricular Diastolic Patterns (pages 27–29): 
Chapter 10 Dilated, Hypertrophic And Restrictive Cardiomyopathies (page 30): 
Chapter 11 Pericardial Effusion, Cardiac Tamponade, Constrictive Pericarditis (page 31): 
Chapter 12 Mitral Stenosis (page 32): 
Chapter 13 Mitral Valvuloplasty Score (page 33): 
Chapter 14 Recommendations for Data Recording and Measurement for Mitral Stenosis (pages 34–35): 
Chapter 15 Mitral Regurgitation (pages 36–37): 
Chapter 16 Aortic Regurgitation (page 38): 
Chapter 17 Aortic Stenosis (page 39): 
Chapter 18 Recommendations for Data Recording and Measurement for Aortic Stenosis (pages 40–41): 
Chapter 19 Resolution of Apparent Discrepancies in Measures of Aortic Stenois Severity (page 42): 
Chapter 20 Pulmonic Stenosis, Pulmonic Regurgitation, Pulmonary Hypertension (pages 43–44): 
Chapter 21 Tricuspid Regurgitation and Tricuspid Stenosis (pages 45–46): 
Chapter 22 Infective Endocarditis (page 47): 
Chapter 23 ACC/ASE Recommendations for Echocardiography in Ineffective Endocarditis (page 48): 
Chapter 24 Prosthetic Valves (pages 49–50): 
Chapter 25 Normal Echocardiographic Values for Prosthetic Valves (pages 51–52): 
Chapter 26 Congenital Heart Disease (page 53): 
Chapter 27 Miscellaneous (page 54): 
Chapter 28 Aortic Diseases (page 55): 
Chapter 29 Indication for Surgery in Aortic Diseases (page 56): 
Chapter 30 Transthoracic Echocardiographic and Doppler Protocols for Assessment of Ventricular Dyssynchrony (pages 57–58): 
Chapter 31 Indications, Contraindications and Complications of Transesophageal Echocardiographic Examination (pages 59–60): 
Chapter 32 Routine Approach to Any Transesophageal Echocardiographic and Recommended Views for Evaluation of Aorta (page 61): 
Chapter 33 Terminology Used to Describe Manipulation of the Probe and Transducer during Image Acquisition (page 62): 
Chapter 34 Diagrams of Standard Transesophageal Echocardiographic Views (page 63): 
Chapter 35 Transesophageal Echocardiographic Measurements (pages 64–66): 
Chapter 36 Transesophageal Echocardiographic Diagram of the Regional Blood Supply to Cardiac Wall Segments (page 67): 
Chapter 37 Transesophageal Echocardiographic Orientation for Assessment of the Mitral Valve (pages 68–69): 
Chapter 38 Diagrams of Transesophageal Echocardiographic Views in the Evaluation of the Mitral Valve (pages 70–71): 
Chapter 39 References and Recommended Literature (pages 72–73):