Echo Made Easy International Edition,
Edition 4 Echo Made Easy International Edition
By Sam Kaddoura, BSc(Hons), BMBCh(Oxon), PhD, DIC, FRCP, FESC, FACC

Publication Date: 02 Sep 2024
Awaiting publication
For those who are likely to request or perform an echocardiogram (echo), this highly accessible, simple guide will be of great use.

Written by consultant cardiologist Dr Sam Kaddoura, Echo Made Easy provides a full introduction for using echocardiography effectively. It covers the basic principles of the techniques used, diseases and therapies of the heart and aorta, and practical advice such as how to perform and report an echo.

Fully updated in its fourth edition, this highly-praised book is a great refresher for those experienced in echo as well as doctors in training and medical students, physicians, surgeons, general practitioners, physiologists, technicians, nurses and paramedics.

Key Features

  • Covers latest advances in the field, including diseases of the heart and aorta, and therapies such as cardiac re-synchronisation therapy (CRT) and transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)
  • Easy to read and navigate – organised in a logical way to take you through the topic and techniques
  • High quality images throughout to illustrate concepts
  • Provides practical clinical advice for non-experts
  • Features 60 online questions including multiple-choice questions, cases and echo exams to test your knowledge

New Features

  • Fully updated with recent advances in all aspects of echocardiography
  • Reflects the latest published international guidelines
  • New online content includes echo video images with accompanying self-assessment questions
  • New paediatric echo and adult congenital heart disease section
About the author
By Sam Kaddoura, BSc(Hons), BMBCh(Oxon), PhD, DIC, FRCP, FESC, FACC, Consultant Cardiologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Royal Brompton Hospital, London; Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, UK
Table of Contents


1 What is echo?
1.1 Basic notions
1.2 Viewing the heart
1.3 Echo techniques
1.4 Normal echo
1.5 Who should have an echo?
1.6 Murmurs

2 Valves
2.1 Mitral valve
2.2 Aortic valve
2.3 Tricuspid valve
2.4 Pulmonary valve

3 Doppler – velocities and pressures
3.1 Special uses of Doppler
3.2 Continuity equation

4 Heart failure, myocardium and pericardium
4.1 Heart failure
4.2 Assessment of LV systolic function
4.3 Coronary artery disease
4.4 Cardiomyopathies and myocarditis
4.5 Diastolic function
4.6 Right heart and lungs
4.7 Long-axis function
4.8 Pericardial disease
4.9 Device therapy for heart failure – cardiac resynchronization therapy

5 Transoesophageal, 3-D and stress echo and other echo techniques
5.1 Transoesophageal echo
5.2 Stress echo
5.3 Contrast echo
5.4 Three-dimensional (3-D) echo
5.5 Echo in special hospital settings

6 Cardiac masses, infection, congenital abnormalities and aorta
6.1 Cardiac masses
6.2 Infection
6.3 Artificial (prosthetic) valves
6.4 Congenital abnormalities
6.5 Aorta

7 Special situations and conditions
7.1 Pregnancy
7.2 Paediatrics
7.3 Rhythm disturbances
7.4 Stroke, TIA and thromboembolism
7.5 Hypertension and LVH
7.6 Breathlessness and peripheral oedema
7.7 Screening and follow-up echo
7.8 Advanced age
7.9 Echo abnormalities in some systemic diseases and conditions
7.10 Individuals with cancer

8 Performing and reporting an echo
8.1 Performing an echo
8.2 Reporting an echo

Further reading

Book details
ISBN: 9780702083617
Page Count: 304
Retail Price : £15.99