Table of Contents

Glossary.
Key equations.
-- Principles of echocardiographic image acquisition and Doppler analysis.
Normal anatomy and flow patterns on transthoracic echocardiography.
Transesophageal echocardiography.
Specialized echocardiography applications.
Clinical indications and quality assurance.
Left and right ventricular systolic function.
Ventricular diastolic filling and function.
Coronary artery disease.
Cardiomyopathies, hypertensive and pulmonary heart disease.
Pericardial disease.
Valvular stenosis.
Valvular regurgitation.
Prosthetic valves.
Endocarditis.
Cardiac masses and potential cardiac source of embolus.
Diseases of the great arteries.
The adult with congenital heart disease.
Intraoperative and interventional echocardiography.
Appendices. Normal values for echocardiographic measurements.
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