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Otto – Valvular Heart Disease

Otto’s Valvular Heart Disease is the best textbook on the diseases of heart valves. In the third edition, Catherine Otto is joined by Robert Bonow and a team of expert contributors to bring you the latest developments in imaging and treatment. Superb diagrams, an increased focus on imaging and case-based presentation, and new chapters on Cardiac MR and CT imaging for valvular heart disease; Genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms of valvular disease; Bicuspid aortic valve disease; and Ischemic mitral regurgitation further enhance this valuable reference. Full text is available online at expertconsult.com. The book presents comprehensive coverage of valvular heart disease to provide you with a complete reference and one-stop shop for this specialty in cardiac medicine. It features chapters on pediatric and pregnant patients. It includes a summary of the new ACC/AHA valvular heart disease guidelines in each chapter to keep you up to date on the latest best practices throughout the field.

Third edition of the book was published by Saunders in 09/2009 and contains 468 pages

Otto – Practice of Clinical Echocardiography

In Practice of Clinical Echocardiography, Dr. Otto offers expert guidance on interpreting echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data and applying your findings to your daily clinical decision making. It not only teaches you how to qualitatively and quantitatively interpret echocardiographic images and Doppler flow data, but also outlines how this information affects your clinical decision making. This medical reference book keeps you current on the latest advances and techniques, so you can implement the best possible approaches with your patients. It helps you to master the challenging practice of echocardiography through clear explanations of advanced concepts. Lots of quality figures and tables to supplement the text. It covers all echocardiography modalities, including contrast and 3-D echocardiography. The book helps you to zero in on the critically important information and get a quick summary for review thanks to key points at the end of each chapter and a disease-oriented assessment of echocardiographic data. You can access the complete contents online from your laptop or mobile device through expertconsult.com.

The book is organized in nine different parts:

1. Advanced echocardiographic techniques
2. The left ventricle
3. Ischemic heart disease
4. Valvular heart disease
5. Cardiomyopathies and pericardial disease
6. The right heart
7. The pregnant patient
8. Vascular and systemic diseases
9. Adult congenital heart disease and cardiac tumors

Fourth edition of the book was published by Saunders in 05/2012 and contains 1120 pages


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