About the book
Echocardiography continues to play a vital role in managing cardiovascular diseases, along with physical examination and electrocardiogram. The widespread availability of various echocardiographic techniques helps the physician in early diagnosis, prognostication and follow up to evaluate the resolution/improvement of cardiac diseases. We have come through a long way in terms of various echocardiographic techniques - from M mode, Color mode, Doppler, 2 Dimensional, 3 Dimensional, Tissue Doppler, Speckled Doppler, to name a few. All these modalities help the clinician to have a better understanding of the anatomy and physiology of cardiovascular structures. In this book titled "Echocardiography", we aim to provide a practical and scholarly overview of the contemporary state of echocardiography. We hope to provide not only the current state of art echocardiographic techniques but also the “future of echocardiography”. We hope that this book would serve as a good review for echo technicians, staff in the echo lab, medical trainees and also for practicing clinicians.