|Title:||A Sonographer’s Guide to the Assessment of Heart Disease|
|Published:||MGA Graphics, Australia 2014
Echotext Pty Ltd, Australia 2016
|ISBN, 13 digit:||978-0-9923222-0-5|
|ISBN, 10 digit:||0992322200|
|Format:||305mm high x 214mm wide (12″ x 8.5″), Hard Cover|
|Weight:||First printing 2kg (4lb 7oz)
Second printing 1.8kg (4lbs)
About the Book
Written by a sonographer for sonographers, this text primarily discusses the role of echocardiography in the assessment of heart diseases.
The book is mostly designed for students of echocardiography, teachers of echocardiography and cardiac sonographers working in routine clinical practice, but will also be very useful to echocardiologists and cardiac registrars.
The goal of the text is to provide a comprehensive review of transthoracic echocardiography in the assessment of various cardiac pathologies.
Refresher notes on cardiac anatomy and the relevant cardiac physiology and pathophysiology are included to expand the cardiac sonographer’s knowledge in this area and further their understanding of various diseases, disease processes and associated findings.
This comprehensive text is supported by over 720 figures including over 1,200 echo images, over 130 pathological photos and many illustrations. It also includes several appendices, numerous tables and technical tips which highlight key concepts.
Hard-cover bound with 507 printed pages, this text is ready to be adopted as any sonographer’s constant companion while dealing with the many challenges that arise in performing an echocardiographic examination.
Real-time images that correspond to figures in the book are now available on this web-site (under the Publications menu). This allows readers to view the real-time image in association with the corresponding figure legends in the book.
Table of Contents
Determination of Pressure Gradients
Volumetric Flow Calculations
Basic Cardiac Physiology
Measurements of the Left Ventricular Size
Measurements of Left Ventricular Systolic Function
Measurements of the Right Ventricular Size
Measurements of Right Ventricular Systolic Function
Basic Principles of Diastole
Echocardiographic Parameters for Assessing Left Ventricular Diastolic Function
Echocardiographic Parameters for Assessing Left Ventricular Filling Pressures
Echocardiographic Parameters for Assessing Right Ventricular Diastolic Function
Echocardiographic Parameters for Identifying Increased Right Atrial Pressures
Grading of Right Ventricular Diastolic Function
Coronary Artery Anatomy
Coronary Artery Disease
Role of Echocardiography in Ischaemic Heart Disease
Role of Stress Echocardiography in Ischaemic Heart Disease
Complications of Myocardial Infarction
Direct Imaging of Coronary Arteries
Non-Coronary Artery Diseases Causing Ischaemic Chest Pain
Non-Ischaemic Causes of Chest Pain
Definition and Classifications of Cardiomyopathies
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
Left Ventricular Non-Compaction
Anatomy of the Aortic Valve and Aortic Root
Anatomy of the Mitral Valve
Anatomy of the Tricuspid Valve
Echo Imaging of the Tricuspid Valve
Echo Imaging of the Tricuspid Valve
Echo Imaging of the Pulmonary Valve
Role of Echocardiography
Haemodynamic Assessment of Prosthetic Heart Valves
Complications of Prosthetic Valves
Anatomy and Structure of the Aorta
2D Imaging and Measurements of the Aorta
Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysms
Acute Aortic Syndromes
Traumatic Aortic Injury
Anatomy and Function of the Pericardium
Congenitally Absent Pericardium
Normal Anatomy Simulating Cardiac Masses
Imaging Artefacts Simulating Cardiac Masses
Systemic Rheumatic Diseases
Hereditary Connective Disorders
Hereditary Neuromuscular Disorders
Appendix 1: Normal Haemodynamic Values for Selected Prosthetic Aortic Valves
Appendix 2: Normal Haemodynamic Values for Selected Prosthetic Mitral Valves
Appendix 3: Normal Haemodynamic Values for Selected Prosthetic Tricuspid Valves
Appendix 4: Normal Haemodynamic Values for Selected Prosthetic Pulmonary Valves
Appendix 5: Selected Congenital and Genetic Syndromes associated with Congenital Heart Disease
Appendix 6: Selected Surgeries for Various Congenital Heart Lesions
Appendix 7: Echocardiographic Parameter Tables
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We are pleased to present reviews of the book below. Readers comments may be posted on this page as they become available. If you would like to make a comment on the book, please use the form on the Contact Us page.
Published: Sonography (Australasian Sonographer’s Association Journal), Volume 1, Issue 1, September, 2014.
Written by: Luke Cartwright, Canberra Hospital, ACT, Australia.
Published: Journal of The British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), Issue 86, July, 2014.
Written by: Julie Sandoval of Sheffield Teaching Hospital.
Published: Doody’s Review Service (USA), MedInfoNow.com, April, 2014.
Review link: http://bit.ly/RMLc7m
Written by: Andrew Klapperich, BS, MS (Froedtert Hospital, Wisconsin, USA)
Published: On the Pulse (OTP), Volume XXVI, No 1 March 2014. (Page 6)
Written by: Catherine Mylrea AMS, Echo Educator, MonashHeart, Victoria, Australia.
Published: AJUM (Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine), February, 2014.
Written by: Alison White BSc, MSc, DMU (Cardiac). Program Convenor of the Master of Clinical Science (Clinical Physiology), Griffith University and Board Member of the Diploma in Medical Ultrasonography (DMU), Australasian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM).
Published on: http://www.picsa.org.au, 17 February, 2014.
Written by: Kim Prince B Hlth Sc, DMU (Cardiac), Masters Clin Physiology. Chief Cardiac Scientist Queensland Cardiology and Secretary of PICSA (Professionals in Cardiac Sciences Australia).
Published on: http://intensivecarenetwork.com, 13 January, 2014.
Written by: Sharon Kay PhD MSc (perfusion) GrDip (Echo) BSc(Hons), Cardiac Scientist, Lecturer in Echocardiography.
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First printing (January, 2014)
Page 79: Figure 3.30, left column, for Mitral annular velocities, text should read:
“e’ > 10 cm/s”, not “e’ > 1.0 cm/s”
Page 100: First sentence following “Beard” versus the “Chin” under Technical Caveats: Tricuspid Regurgitation should read:
“The TR signal below, left shows a “chin” (blue line) and a “beard” (pink line).”
Page 106: Alterations have been made to Table 4.16, in rows 2 and 5 as well as in the references. Click here to download a new version of this table.
Page 110: Alterations have been made to Equation 4.29, Figure 4.38 text and Table 4.18. Click here to download a new corrected version of this page.
Page 362: In the Constrictive Pericarditis versus Cardiac Tamponade information box, the Diastolic filling row is reversed and should read:
Constrictive pericarditis: Early diastolic filling is rapid; restricted ventricular filling occurs in mid-to-late diastole Cardiac Tamponade: Restricted filling occurs progressively over the entire diastolic period
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Page 459: Paragraph following Equation 15.6 should read:
“In the presence of significant collateral blood flow or a large PDA with left-to-right shunting, flow across the coarctation is reduced. For example, when a collateral circulation develops, blood flow is diverted to the internal thoracic and intercostal arteries; thus, blood flow effectively bypasses the coarctation (see Fig. 15.49). Likewise, when there is a large PDA with left-to-right shunting, blood flow is shunted from the aorta to the PA so blood flow across the coarctation is diminished.”
First four printings (2014, 2016, 2017, 2019)
Page 69: Under the heading “Factors affecting IVRT”, the second last sentence should read:
“When there is a marked increase in LAP, as seen with restrictive filling, the crossover between the LV and LA pressures occurs earlier than normal; this results in earlier than normal mitral valve opening and shortening of the IVRT.”
Page 229: In Figure 8.24, the equation for deriving the P½t from the DT is mistranscribed. This should be P½t = 0.29 x DT. Therefore, P½t = 0.29 x 516 = 150 ms.
Page 428-429: Some key points are missing from the Key Points table. Please Click here to download the extra key points for this table.