Table of Contents

History of echocardiography / Harvey Feigenbaum.
Physics and instrumentation.
Specialized echocardiographic techniques and methods.
Contrast echocardiography.
The echocardiographic examination.
Evaluation of systolic function of the left ventricle.
Evaluation of left ventricular diastolic function.
Left and right atrium, and right ventricle.
Hemodynamics.
Pericardial diseases.
Aortic valve disease.
Mitral valve disease.
Tricuspid and pulmonary valves.
Infective endocarditis.
Prosthetic valves.
Echocardiography and coronary artery disease.
Stress echocardiography.
Dilated cardiomyopathies.
Hypertrophic and other cardiomyopathies.
Congenital heart diseases.
Diseases of the aorta.
ICU and operative/perioperative applications.
Masses, tumors, and source of embolus.
Echocardiography in systemic disease and clinical problem solving.