Equip yourself with the most highly illustrated step-by-step guide to echocardiography! Developed for medical students, residents, cardiologists, and sonographers, Echocardiography Pocket Guide: The Transthoracic Examination presents a comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and practical guide to the performance and interpretation of the transthoracic examination. Such knowledge and skills are essential for cardiologists and non-cardiologists alike as echocardiography - the most widely used cardiac imaging technique - becomes more available as hand-carried and pocket-sized devices. Featuring nearly 1,000 anatomically accurate illustrations and images, this outstanding guide presents a step-by-step assessment of cardiac structure and function. It summarizes normal and abnormal findings of cardiac chamber and valvular structure and function. This unrivaled work, Echocardiography Pocket Guide: The Transthoracic Examination has the information you need to accurately perform and interpret the comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography examination.