The noninvasive diagnosis and assessment of various forms of heart disease have been enhanced in recent years by the development of echocardiography. The current, general use of this particular diagnostic tool has made it important for many physicians to acquire and develop a working knowledge of the uses, pitfalls, and clinical value of the procedure. Drs. Kleid and Arvan present adequate basic information on the technique of echocardiography clearly and concisely in the first four chapters. The novice will especially appreciate the chapter on normal echocardiographic anatomy with its numerous, good-quality figures.
The echocardiographic findings in various types of acquired