The purpose of this book is to introduce medical trainees and practitioners to the perioperative use of ultrasound, specifically covering transesophageal echocardiography and transthoracic echocardiography in detail, as well as introducing elements of critical care ultrasonography including thoracic, abdominal, deep venous, and cerebral ultrasound. Included in the text are over 400 references to previously published works (primarily peer-reviewed literature) and more than 200 images and embedded videos.
About the author: Dr. Thiele is a cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and intensivist who practices at the University of Virginia. In addition to anesthesiology and critical care, he has received board certification in advanced perioperative transesophageal echocardiography from the National Board of Echocardiography and holds a certificate of completion in critical care ultrasonography from the American College of Chest Physicians.
Great overview of echo
As a cardiology fellow I found this book useful for both TEE and TTE. It is written in a conversational tone making it easy to digest. This is the type of book you can refer to during call.