January 2011, Wiley-BlackwellDescriptionVeterinary Echocardiography, Second Edition
is a fully revised version of the classic reference for ultrasound of the heart, covering two-dimensional, M-mode, and Doppler examinations for both small and large animal domestic species. Written by a leading authority in veterinary echocardiography, the book offers detailed guidelines for obtaining and interpreting diagnostic echocardiograms in domestic species. Now thoroughly updated to address advances in technology, including better transducers, tissue harmonic imaging, better color flow mapping, and color and spectral tissue Doppler imaging, this second edition provides an authoritative, comprehensive resource for echocardiographers of all levels of experience.
The Second Edition has been restructured to be more user-friendly, with chapters on acquired and congenital heart diseases broken down into shorter disease-specific chapters. Key changes include the addition of normal tissue Doppler technique, as well as five new appendices, covering topics such as normal reference ranges and an exam checklist. Veterinary Echocardiography, Second Edition builds on the success of the previous edition to provide complete information on obtaining echocardiograms in veterinary medicine.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Physics of Ultrasound.
Basic Physics of Sound Waves.
Optimizing the Image.
Chapter 2: The Echocardiographic Exam.
Normal Two-Dimensional Images and Technique.
Normal M-mode Images and Technique.
Normal Color Doppler Images and Technique.
Normal Spectral Doppler Imaging and Technique.
Normal Tissue Doppler Imaging and Technique.
Normal Strain Rate Analysis.
Chapter 3 – Evaluation of Size, Function and Hemodynamics.
Assessment and Measurement of Two-Dimensional Images.
Assessment and Measurement of M-mode Images.
Assessment of Spectral Doppler.
Assessment of Color Flow Doppler.
Evaluation of Structure and Function.
Chapter 4 – Acquired Valvular Disease.
Mitral Valve Disease.
Aortic Valve Disease.
Tricuspid Valve Disease.
Pulmonic Valve Disease.
Chapter 5 – Hypertensive Heart Disease.
Chapter 6 – Myocardial Diseases.
Miscellaneous Myocardial Diseases.
Chapter 7 – Pericardial Diseases, Effusions and Masses.
Chapter 8 – Congenital Stenotic Lesions.
Pulmonic Stenosis and Double Chamber Right Ventricle.
Atrioventricular Valve Stenosis and Dysplasia.
Chapter 9 – Congenital Shunts.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus.
Ventricular Septal Defect.
Atrial Septal Defect.
Endocardial Cushion Defect.
Chapter 10 – Miscellaneous Congenital Defects.
Tetralogy of Fallot.
Pericardial Peritoneal Diaphragmatic Hernia.
Multiple Concurrent Defects.
Physics of Doppler.
Normal M-mode Reference Ranges.
Normal Two Dimensional Reference Ranges.
Normal Doppler Reference Ranges.
Normal Tissue Doppler Reference Ranges.
Echocardiographic Exam Check List.
June A. Boon, MS, is an Echocardiographer at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.