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This is a large and handsome book that combines the features of an atlas and a textbook of echocardiography. The authors are from four different institutions and represent the fields of adult and pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular pathology.
The book's main strength is the large number and high quality of the illustrations, which includes nearly 500 two-dimensional echocardiographic frames as well as some M-mode illustrations. There are also more than 100 gross anatomic illustrations, mostly cross sections of the whole heart that are made to simulate the various anatomic planes that are visualized by two-dimensional echocardiography. While not usually taken from the same patients whose echocardiograms are illustrated, the anatomic illustrations presented in the context of a textbook and atlas of echocardiography make the volume uniquely useful for echocardiographic-anatomic correlation.
The discussions of etiology, clinical features, and additional diagnostic studies are necessarily limited in scope and do not carry the
Hancock EW. Two-Dimensional Echocardiography: Clinical-Pathological Correlations in Adult and Congenital Heart Disease. JAMA. 1984;252(21):3029. doi:10.1001/jama.1984.03350210071048
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