Practical Perioperative Transoesophageal Echocardiography, 3rd Edition

David Sidebotham, Alan F. Merry, Malcolm E. Legget, I. Gavin Wright (Editors). Oxford University Press, 2018, paperback, 297 pages; ISBN: 9780198759089
  • Mullein D. ThorleifsonEmail author
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The third edition of Practical Perioperative Transoesophageal Echocardiography, for all intents and purposes, should be considered the current “gold standard” transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) handbook. This edition is concise – although not pocket sized – but comprehensive and easily readable. It is not just a brief update but a complete re-imagining of its former editions. In addition to the updating of TEE content, the formatting is more readable and appealing to the eye, making it a most enjoyable read. This Third Edition is now published by Oxford University Press as part of the Oxford Clinical Imaging Series. As the series also includes both critical-care echocardiography and point-of-care ultrasonography, it frees up this edition to focus specifically on perioperative TEE.

There are several notable differences in the updated edition. For example, what was once two chapters covering ultrasonography physics and Doppler principles early in the contents is now three sequential...


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Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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