This book presents a series of over 50 cases in 3Dtransesophageal echocardiography. In each case, background information isfollowed by a step-by-step approach to patient diagnosis and postoperativeoutcomes. The book’s most outstanding highlight consists in over 600illustrations, which mainly focus on 3D transesophageal echocardiography incombination with 2D transesophageal echocardiography, X-ray fluoroscopy andcomputed tomography to demonstrate the various cardiovascular pathologies.Since the echo images obtained in clinic practice are moving images, it alsoincludes more than 450 videos, which effectively supplement the staticillustrations.
The atlas is divided into 11 chapters. Chapters 1 through 3describe abnormalities affecting mitral, aortic, tricuspid and pulmonaryvalves, while prosthetic valves are discussed in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 detailsabnormalities of the aorta. Chapters 6-8 examine coronary artery disease,congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathies, while Chapter 9 explores casesof infective endocarditis. Chapter 10 deals with tumor and mass lesions, andthe other cases are collectively addressed in Chapter 11. Offering a valuablenew resource, the book will enhance the usefulness of echocardiography duringoperations as a “third eye” for surgeons.
Editor Wei-Hsian Yin is Chief of the Division of Cardiology,Cheng-Hsin General Hospital, Taipei. Editor Ming-Chon Hsiung is a Physician atthe same department.