Echocardiography: A Practical Guide for Reporting, Second Edition is an easy-to-use, illustrated color handbook of protocols for writing clinically relevant electrocardiography reports. This ready reference is principally organized around clearly presented lists, bullet points, tables, and figures for quick access on the job.
Key areas covered include echocardiography for:
- Left ventricular systolic and diastolic function
- Myocardial infarction
- Aortic valve disease
- Mitral valve disease
- Prosthetic valves
- The right heart, including pulmonary pressures
- The aorta
- Adult congenital disease
- Pericardial effusion
The book discuses patterns in cardiomyopathy and the organization of an electrocardiography report. It provides instruction on how to assess normal ranges for cardiac dimensions, great vessel peak velocities, and replacement heart valves. The authors include a summary of formulae, examples of conditions requiring urgent clinical advice, and a section on further readings.
Providing step-by-step advice about what to look for and how to interpret abnormal findings, this important reference includes line diagrams and Doppler recordings to help clarify the text, making it a practical guide for use in the field.