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April 1977

Pediatric and Adolescent Echocardiology: A Handbook

Arch Intern Med. 1977;137(4):539. doi:10.1001/archinte.1977.03630160095021

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The authors of this text have a vast experience in pediatric echocardiography, and this is reflected in the excellent quality of this publication. Their goal of presenting a reasonably wide experience, including much practical information, in a clear and concise manner has been eminently achieved. The initial chapters on the physics of ultrasound and instrumentation techniques, which are essential to any basic text on this subject, are thorough without becoming unnecessarily exhaustive. The discussion and illustrations of the use of various controls on the echocardiograph are particularly valuable.

This is currently the single best reference on normal echocardiographic anatomy in children. The text discusses the imaging of intercardiac structures in a logical sequence as one would proceed through evaluation of a tracing from anterior to posterior. There is extensive reporting of normal quantitative data. This includes not only the authors' personal experience, which is displayed in a particularly useful graphic

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