Echocardiography (2nd edition)

Paul Leeson; Andrew R. J. Mitchell; Harald Becher; Daniel Augustine
Pub date
Oct 2012
Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Cardiology
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Released in 2007 and the first handbook-sized practical training guide to provide easily accessible, detailed information on how to get good images, make key measurements and report findings, the first edition of Echocardiography rapidly become a bestselling echocardiography manual. Now in its second edition, and reflecting the most recent international cardiology and echocaridography society guidelines, the handbook has been extensively updated throughout and features new sections covering 3D echocardiography, intracardiac echocardiography, contrast echocardiography, speckle tracking echocardiography and emergency echocardiography. In full colour throughout, the text is illustrated with over 300 images and comes with a DVD resource of over 175 image loops. Also including reference ranges to help with reporting and accreditation exam preparation, Echocardiography remains the essential reference for trainees undergoing accreditation and a daily source of information for those who perform clinical echocardiography.


1. Ultrasound
2. Transthoracic examination
3. Transthoracic anatomy and pathology: valves
4. Transthoracic anatomy and pathology: chambers and vessels
5. Transoesophageal examination
6. Transoesophageal anatomy and pathology: valves
7. Transoesophageal anatomy and pathology: chambers and vessels
8. Intracardiac echocardiography
9. Contrast echocardiography
10. Stress echocardiography
11. Acute echocardiography
12. Reporting and normal ranges

About the author: 

Paul Leeson studied medicine at St. Andrews and Cambridge before moving to Oxford for specialist training in cardiology. He is now a consultant cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital where he provides expertise in cardiovascular imaging and hypertension. He is also a British Heart Foundation Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford and heads the Oxford Cardiovascular Clinical Research Facility. He is co-author of a range of cardiology books published by Oxford University Press.; Dr Mitchell is a consultant cardiologist at Jersey General Hospital and an honorary cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. His specialist interests include advanced echocardiography and the non-drug therapy for arrhythmia management. He has published over 130 papers and abstracts on aspects of clinical cardiology.

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