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Developed for medical students, residents, cardiologists, and sonographers, Echocardiography Pocket Guide: The Transthoracic Examination presents a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and practical guide to the performance and interpretation of the transthoracic examination.
Such knowledge and skills are essential for cardiologists and non-cardiologists alike as echocardiography - the most widely used cardiac imaging technique - becomes more available as hand-carried and pocket-sized devices.
Featuring nearly 1,000 anatomically accurate illustrations and images, this outstanding guide presents a step-by-step assessment of cardiac structure and function. It summarizes normal and abnormal findings of cardiac chamber and valvular structure and function. This unrivaled work, Echocardiography Pocket Guide: The Transthoracic Examination has the information you need to accurately perform and interpret the comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography examination.
¦Practical step-by-step approach to the transthoracic examination. ¦Accurate depictions of echocardiographic anatomy. ¦Basic principles of ultrasonography. ¦Illustrated charts summarizing normal and abnormal cardiac structure and function. Author Information
Bernard E. Bulwer, M.D. trained at the Lown Cardiovascular Center and the Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. After completing fellowship training in echocardiography at the Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, his passion is to make echocardiography more accessible to non-cardiologist by developing educational tools that will assist in the implementation of pocket echocardiographyor the ultrasound stethoscopeinto medical education and healthcare. He serves as the principal investigator of a global project to implement portable echocardiography throughout the world.
Jose M Rivero, MD-Chief Cardiac Sonographer, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
"As echocardiography transitions from a technology dominated by subspecialists to one that likely will be embraced by a growing number of practitioners, there will be a growing need for very practical instruction in this art, which has generally been taught by apprenticeship. This shift will likely be driven by the advent of smaller, more efficient and cheaper hand-held and portable echocardiographic devices that are beginning to transform cardiac imaging. This handbook has a central role in this transition, and will provide a wide range of clinicians with a foundation for the practice of the skills necessary for diagnosing patients using echocardiography