This official textbook of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) serves the educational requirements of cardiologists and all clinical medical professionals, underpinning the structural training in the field in accordance with EAE aims and goals, and reflecting the EAE Core Syllabus. Published in partnership with the European Society of Cardiology, and written by a team of expert authors from across Europe, it is a valuable resource to support not only those with an interest in echocardiography but specifically those seeking the information needed for accreditation and training through the EAE. The textbook is in full colour throughout, contains over 500 high quality illustrations, and includes a DVD of 140 videos. The printed edition is complemented by an online version (also available for separate purchase on subscription basis), allowing users to search the text, download the figures for use in PowerPoint presentations, and access EAE-approved multiple choice questions for self-assessment.
1. General principles of echocardiography ; 2. Transthoracic echocardiography ; 3. Three-dimensional echocardiography ; 4. Transesophageal and intracardiac echocardiography ; 5. Non invasive hemodynamic assessment ; 6. Quantification of regional LV function and synchrony: tissue doppler, strain imaging and speckle tracking ; 7. Contrast echocardiography ; 8. Assessment of systolic function ; 9. Assessment of diastolic function ; 10. Assessment of left atrial function ; 11. Assessment of right heart function and hemodynamics ; 12. Ischemic heart disease ; 13. Stress echocardiography ; 14a Valvular heart disease: aortic valve disease ; 14b Valvular heart disease: mitral valve disease ; 14c Valvular heart disease: tricuspid and pulmonary ; 15. Prosthetic valve evaluation ; 16. Infective endocarditis ; 17. Cardiomyopathies ; 18. Cardiac involvement in systemic diseases ; 19. Pericardial disease ; 20. Tumors and masses ; 21. Diseases of the aorta ; 22. Congenital heart disease ; 23. Intraoperative echocardiography ; 24. Echo in the emergency room ; 25. Vascular imaging ; 26. Quality assessment in echocardiography