Otto – Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography 4th edition

Otto’s Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography presents an accessible primer on this complex topic. It features simple explanations of the basics of ultrasound physics, image acquisition, as well as all the major techniques and major disease categories including adult congenital heart disease, with a problem-based approach to echocardiography.. Latest advanced echo techniques such as contrast echo, 3D echo, strain rate imaging, speckle tracking, and synchrony are covered. Each chapter features a practical outline called The Echo Exam, a brief summary of how to do it, the necessary calculations, diagnosis and examples, ideal for understanding the use of echo and its outcomes. Images are complemented by full-color comparative drawings of heart structures. Expert Consult functionality now allows you to access the full text online. It features a new chapter dedicated to intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography, cross-referenced with other chapters, for coverage of this important and difficult technique. The book integrates TTE and TEE images more explicitly into each chapter to discuss the two techniques in parallel and identifies the role of each modality in patient evaluation. It presents the latest ASE recommendations for chamber quantification, including updated tables of normal measurements, for convenient reference.

This book has always been regarded as the ‘bible’ of echocardiography. I disagree. This book is very useful for all the cardiology trainee as it is well written, easy to understand and there are many figures. For both beginners and experienced operators alike this is an excellent textbook, that not only explains, basic processes and techniques but also provides examples of calculations, reference values and explanations. This book is particularly useful preparation for the BSE examination.

Fourth edition of the book was published by Saunders in 07/2009 and contains 608 pages

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