Today’s echocardiography continues to be a low-cost, minimal-risk procedure with the potential to yield a vast amount of detailed, precise anatomic and physiologic information. Dr. Catherine Otto’s Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, 6th Edition, clearly outlines how to master the core principles of echocardiographic imaging in order to make an initial diagnosis and integrate this data in clinical decision making for patients with a wide range of cardiovascular diseases.
Fetal cardiology has developed dramatically into a subspecialty in the past 25 years. The majority of people examining the fetal heart are not ‘experts’ in fetal cardiology and therefore find interpreting images, particularly in case of abnormality, rather difficult. This book is designed as a practical guide, to be kept near the ultrasound machine, for all those performing fetal heart scans, but without the expertise of a fetal cardiologist. The aim is to allow the user to recognize the common forms of fetal cardiac abnormality and to appreciate the associated lesions and outcome.