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Anatomic Basis of Echocardiographic Diagnosis

  • Kwan-Leung Chan
  • John P. Veinot

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 1-26
  3. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 27-37
  4. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 39-74
  5. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 75-113
  6. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 115-143
  7. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 145-172
  8. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 173-205
  9. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 207-226
  10. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 227-258
  11. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 259-278
  12. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 279-316
  13. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 317-347
  14. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 349-373
  15. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 375-401
  16. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 403-419
  17. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 421-438
  18. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 439-454
  19. Kwan-Leung Chan, John P. Veinot
    Pages 455-478
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 479-491

About this book

Introduction

Echocardiography is a versatile imaging modality that can be performed at the bedside to promptly provide reliable anatomic and functional information useful for the management of patients with heart disease. There have been many technological advances in echocardiography, resulting in an improvement in image quality and new insights into cardiac mechanics. In order to fully appreciate and utilize these advances, it is crucial to have an in-depth understanding of the cardiac anatomy and how this relates to echocardiography. For instance, mitral valve repair is now the surgical method of choice for the treatment of patients with degenerative mitral valve disease and severe mitral regurgitation, but it requires excellent understanding of the mitral valvular and subvalvular anatomy to allow selection of appropriate patients and the detection of complications associated with the surgical repair. Anatomic Basis of Echocardiographic Diagnosis provides a systematic approach in the clinical application of echocardiography based on a comprehensive understanding of cardiac anatomy and pathology. Covered within are discussions on general cardiac anatomy, normal variants and the orientation of the heart in the thorax and its effect on the acoustic windows. Later sections cover diseases that affect various cardiac structures, such as the valves, the myocardium and the pericardium, and examine specific clinical settings in which echocardiography plays a pivotal role in the differential diagnosis and clinical management. Examples that incorporate echocardiographic images with pathologic correlations are included in every chapter, evidence of the importance of collaborative effort between echocardiographer and pathologist. Also included are many 3D echocardiographic images to highlight normal and abnormal findings, as well as numerous pathologic images providing anatomic correlates of the echocardiographic findings. The nearly 700 images have been carefully selected to illustrate key findings, and thus the book can serve equally well as an atlas and should be a useful resource to sonographers, cardiology trainees, internists and cardiologists.

Authors and affiliations

  • Kwan-Leung Chan
    • 1
  • John P. Veinot
    • 2
  1. 1.Heart Institute, Division of CardiologyUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Dept. Laboratory MedicineOttawa HospitalOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84996-387-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84996-386-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84996-387-9
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