This handbook is intended to help the physician and sonographer to learn echo concepts and techniques in a "user friendly" way, to help them perform studies and understand concepts in order to collect as much clinically useful information as possible on an individual patient. This book is written as a very practical and easy to read manual. Each chapter highlights the various aspects of echocardiography. Practical tips are displayed throughout the book. This text is well illustrated with 165 photographs and graphical illustrations. It will be useful to the echocardiographer and sonographer for practical guidance into performing a thorough goal-orientated study for a particular problem and for the physician/cardiologist in developing the interpretation.