In diagnostic cardiology, the usefulness and effectiveness of state-of-the-art echocardiography is unsurpassed. This handy atlas includes all of the information you need to navigate the numerous imaging planes that transect the heart with ease and confidence. It includes a comprehensive coverage of more than 400 illustrations, including, sharp, clear echocardiograms, full-color schematic diagrams, and 3-D images. It contains detailed descriptions of all of the acoustic windows and imaging planes for every echocardiogram. All major diseases are depicted in B-mode, M-mode, Doppler and color Doppler. This is a practical overview of the patient examination, including imaging and patient positioning. All cardiac diseases are shown - valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, cardiomyopathies, prosthetic valves, carditis, septal defects, hypertensive heart diseases, intracardiac masses. Hundreds of vivid mnemonic devices and useful tips to help you locate, name, and remember all anatomical structures and features. The intelligent design includes integrated illustrations and succinct text on every page. It fits in your pocket for rapid reference and review and it's durably designed to withstand everyday use.