The editors of the Comprehensive Textbook of Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography have created a new product entitled Basic Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: A Multimedia Review. Consisting of a short, full-color paperback book with a bound-in DVD, this product was developed with the recent endorsement of the ASA of an extensive educational program to train its members as well as creating a certification process with the NBE for its members in basic echocardiography.
The book covers the basics—how to set up the machine, how to acquire the different views, relevant cardiac anatomy and pathophysiology, normal and abnormal values, how to perform the TEE exam, as well as basic assessment and interpretation skills. Each chapter ends with questions and answers.
The DVD consists of 3D animations of the probe scanning the heart correlated to TEE video output, as well as rotating 3D animations of cardiac anatomy, enabling the user to see what is being scanned (anatomy), the position of the scanner, and the appearance of anatomy and pathophysiology via the TEE video output at once.
Basic Perioperative Echocardiography and Review is suited for anyone interested in basic TEE skills: anesthesiologists, cardiologists, and critical care practitioners.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Physics of Ultrasound and Physics: Behind the Knobs
Chapter 2: Imaging Artifacts and Pitfalls
Chapter 3: Optimizing Two-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Imaging
Chapter 4: Surgical Anatomy
Chapter 5: Comprehensive TEE Examination
Chapter 6: Indications for Intraoperative TEE
Chapter 7: Organization for TEE Service
Chapter 8: Global Systolic Ventricular Function
Chapter 9: Right Ventricular Function Assessment
Chapter 10: Assessment of the Mitral Valve
Chapter 11: Aortic Valve
Chapter 12: Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valves
Chapter 13: Assessment of the Thoracic Aorta
Chapter 14: TEE in the Critical Care Setting
Chapter 15: Hemodynamic Assessment
Chapter 16: TEE for Noncardiac Surgery
Chapter 17: Echo for Vascular Access
Chapter 18: Transthoracic Exam
Chapter 19: Answers