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Veterinary Echocardiography, 2nd Edition

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Veterinary Echocardiography, 2nd Edition

June A. Boon

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Author(s): June A. Boon

Veterinary Echocardiography, Second Edition is a fully revised version of the classic reference for ultrasound of the heart, covering two-dimensional, M-mode, and Doppler examinations for both small and large animal domestic species.  Written by a leading authority in veterinary echocardiography, the book offers detailed guidelines for obtaining and interpreting diagnostic echocardiograms in domestic species.  Now thoroughly updated to address advances in technology, including better transducers, tissue harmonic imaging, better color flow mapping, and color and spectral tissue Doppler imaging, this second edition provides an authoritative, comprehensive resource for echocardiographers of all levels of experience.

The Second Edition has been restructured to be more user-friendly, with chapters on acquired and congenital heart diseases broken down into shorter disease-specific chapters. Key changes include the addition of normal tissue Doppler technique, as well as five new appendices, covering topics such as normal reference ranges and an exam checklist.  Veterinary Echocardiography, Second Edition builds on the success of the previous edition to provide complete information on obtaining echocardiograms in veterinary medicine.

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Author June A. Boon
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 632pp
ISBN 9780813823850
Publication date December 2010
Book Type Hardcover


Chapter 1: Physics of Ultrasound.

Basic Physics of Sound Waves.

Doppler Physics.


Optimizing the Image.


Chapter 2: The Echocardiographic Exam.

Transducer Selection.

Patient Positioning.

Normal Two-Dimensional Images and Technique.

Normal M-mode Images and Technique.

Normal Color Doppler Images and Technique.

Normal Spectral Doppler Imaging and Technique.

Normal Tissue Doppler Imaging and Technique.

Normal Strain Rate Analysis.

Chapter 3 – Evaluation of Size, Function and Hemodynamics.

Assessment and Measurement of Two-Dimensional Images.

Assessment and Measurement of M-mode Images.

Assessment of Spectral Doppler.

Assessment of Color Flow Doppler.

Evaluation of Structure and Function.

Hemodynamic Information.

Chapter 4 – Acquired Valvular Disease.

Mitral Valve Disease.

Aortic Valve Disease.

Tricuspid Valve Disease.

Pulmonic Valve Disease.

Chapter 5 – Hypertensive Heart Disease.

Systemic Hypertension.

Pulmonary Hypertension.

Chapter 6 – Myocardial Diseases.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

Restrictive Cardiomyopathy.

Miscellaneous Myocardial Diseases.

Chapter 7 – Pericardial Diseases, Effusions and Masses.


Intracardiac Neoplasia.

Extracardiac Neoplasia.


Chapter 8 – Congenital Stenotic Lesions.

Aortic Stenosis.

Pulmonic Stenosis and Double Chamber Right Ventricle.

Atrioventricular Valve Stenosis and Dysplasia.

Chapter 9 – Congenital Shunts.

Patent Ductus Arteriosus.

Ventricular Septal Defect.

Atrial Septal Defect.

Endocardial Cushion Defect.

Chapter 10 – Miscellaneous Congenital Defects.

Tricuspid Dysplasia.

Tetralogy of Fallot.

Cor Triatriatum.

Pericardial Peritoneal Diaphragmatic Hernia.

Truncus Arteriosus.

Multiple Concurrent Defects.


Physics of Doppler.

Normal M-mode Reference Ranges.

Normal Two Dimensional Reference Ranges.

Normal Doppler Reference Ranges.

Normal Tissue Doppler Reference Ranges.

Echocardiographic Exam Check List.



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