Ultrasound equipment is gradually becoming more affordable, and the process is accurate and noninvasive. Thus, ultrasound can be a very lucrative skill for the clinician. In this text, detailed guidelines are provided for the proper use and interpretation of diagnostic echocardiograms in all domestic species, making this text of interest to all veterinary practitioners involved in this rapidly expanding area. Lecturers - Click here to order a FREE Review Copy of this title
Table of Contents
Physics of ultrasound; basic physics; doppler physics; transducers and resolution; the echocardiographic exam; patient preparation; patient positioning; transducer selection; two dimensional echocardiography; M-mode echocardiography; spectral doppler; colour flow doppler; evaluation of size, function and haemodynamics; evaluation of size and flow profiles; left ventricular function; haemodynamic information; acquired heart disease; mitrl insufficinecy; aortic insufficiency; tricuspid and pulmonic insufficiencies; endocarditis; hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; dilated cardiomyopathy; restrictive cardiomyopathy; myocardial infarction; pulmonary hypertension; systemic hypertension; pericardial effusion, pericardial disease, and cardiac masses; miscellaneous conditions affecting the heart; congenital heart disease; obstructions to flow; cardiac shunts; miscellaneous congenital heart defects.
June A. Boon, MS, College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.