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Echocardiography 

Echocardiography
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Echocardiography
Author(s):

Adrian P. Banning

, Andrew R.J. Mitchell

, and James D. Newton

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.160302_update_002

Update: A link to video material relating to echocardiography has been added to this chapter

Updated on 25 Feb 2016. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 11 December 2017

For video material relating to echocardiography, please go to Echocardiography Videos.

Ease of use, rapid data provision, portability, and safety mean that echocardiography has become the principal investigation for almost all cardiac conditions. A modern transthoracic echocardiography examination combines real-time two-dimensional (2D) imaging of the myocardium and valves with information about velocity and direction of blood flow obtained by Doppler and colour-flow mapping. A complete examination can be performed in most patients in less than 30 min....

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