Table of Contents Foreword List of contributors Note from the editors Acknowledgements Chapter 1 Ultrasound in perioperative and critical care clinical practice Chapter 2 Understanding the echocardiography machine Chapter 3 Obtaining the best ultrasound image Chapter 4 Core anatomy for echocardiography Chapter 5 Standard transoesophageal echocardiography examination Chapter 6 Standard transthoracic echocardiography examination Chapter 7 Introduction to Doppler imaging and equations Chapter 8 Assessing the basic haemodynamic state Chapter 9 Problems with ventricles Chapter 10 Problems with valves Chapter 11 Problems with great vessels Chapter 12 Problems with pericardium and pleura Chapter 13 Ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia Chapter 14 Ultrasound-guided vascular access Chapter 15 Education and training References and further reading Glossary Index # Colin Royse MBBS, MD, FANZCA. Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist, Royal Melbourne Hospital; Associate Professor and co-head of the Human Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia. # Garry Donnan MBBS, FANZCA. Staff Anaesthetist, Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia. # Alistair Royse MBBS, MD, FRACS. Cardiothoracic surgeon, Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals, Victoria, Australia; Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Melbourne University, Victoria, Australia.