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IMproving PULmonary hypertension Screening by Echocardiography: IMPULSE

New Content ItemRight heart catheterisation is accepted as the gold standard for assessing pulmonary hypertension but it is not practical to perform this as a screening tool and TTE is widely regarded as a good alternative.  However, the existing TTE pulmonary hypertension guidelines lack sensitivity in mild pulmonary hypertension.  In this useful study, Slegg and colleagues have combined additional TTE derived parameters to improve the accuracy of pulmonary hypertension probability assessment.  It is a single centre study but once replicated more widely, the IMPULSE algorithm will undoubtedly become an important tool for the screening of patients with suspected pulmonary hypertension.

Echocardiography in Sports Cardiology

Guest Editor: 
David Oxborough,
 Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Submission Status: Open until 31 May 2023

  1. Authors: Stephanie L. Curtis, Mark Belham, Sadie Bennett, Rachael James, Allan Harkness, Wendy Gamlin, Baskaran Thilaganathan, Veronica Giorgione, Hannah Douglas, Aisling Carroll, Jamie Kitt, Claire Colebourn, Isabel Ribeiro, Sarah Fairbairn, Daniel X. Augustine, Shaun Robinson…

  1. Authors: Daniel X. Augustine, Lindsay D. Coates-Bradshaw, James Willis, Allan Harkness, Liam Ring, Julia Grapsa, Gerry Coghlan, Nikki Kaye, David Oxborough, Shaun Robinson, Julie Sandoval, Bushra S. Rana, Anjana Siva, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Luke S. Howard, Kevin Fox…

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:Art1

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Aims and scope

Echo Research and Practice aims to be the premier international journal for physicians, sonographers, nurses and other allied health professionals practising echocardiography and other cardiac imaging modalities. This open-access journal publishes quality clinical and basic research, reviews, videos, education materials and selected high-interest case reports and videos across all echocardiography modalities and disciplines, including paediatrics, anaesthetics, general practice, acute medicine and intensive care. Multi-modality studies primarily featuring the use of cardiac ultrasound in clinical practice, in association with Cardiac Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance or Nuclear Cardiology are of interest.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
  • 2D echocardiography
  • 3D echocardiography
  • Comparative imaging techniques – CCT, CMR and Nuclear Cardiology
  • Congenital heart disease, including foetal echocardiography
  • Contrast echocardiography
  • Critical care echocardiography
  • Deformation imaging
  • Doppler echocardiography
  • Interventional echocardiography
  • Intracardiac echocardiography
  • Intraoperative echocardiography
  • Prosthetic valves
  • Stress echocardiography
  • Technical innovations
  • Transoesophageal echocardiography
  • Valve disease

About the Society

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Echo Research and Practice is the official peer reviewed journal of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE). The Society is a registered charity which represents and supports clinical echocardiography professionals working at all levels and in all areas of the field. Our aim is to provide our members with the necessary support to deliver the highest standard of care in echocardiography.

Formed in 1990, we now have over 4200 members in more than 30 countries across the world. These include cardiac physiologists, cardiologists, clinical scientists, radiologists, anaesthetists, veterinarians, medical physicists, radiographers, and managerial, sales and technical staff.

We are a leading provider of education and accreditation, offering formal accreditation in transthoracic, transoesophageal, stress echo, critical care and community echocardiography. We also operate a departmental accreditation programme.

In order to promote best practice and the highest standard of care, the Society produces guidelines which are published in Echo Research and Practice.

Members of the BSE receive a 15% discount on submissions and can apply for a grant to support APCs through the BSE.

About the Editors


New Content ItemProfessor Mark Monaghan is Director of Non-Invasive Cardiology at King’s College Hospital, London, UK.  He is a past President and current Council Member of the British Society of Echocardiography.  He has received a lifetime achievement award from the BSE and the McKenzie Medal (2021) from the British Cardiovascular Society.  He is a Fellow of the BSE, Royal College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology.

Professor Monaghan is on the Editorial Board of several Cardiac Imaging Journals, has published extensively in peer reviewed Journals and is the Author, Editor and contributor to multiple books dedicated to Cardiac Imaging.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemProfessor Paul Leeson is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Oxford and a Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. His research group has pioneered the application of computational modelling and artificial intelligence within clinical imaging research to better understand cardiovascular disease development. The research involves some of the largest imaging studies in the world and has led to the development of novel AI-echo analysis tools that are now used in hospitals in the US and Europe. He serves as an editor for academic cardiology journals and sits on the NIHR Invention for Innovation and Fellowship funding panels as well as the UK Biobank Imaging Advisory Board.

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

New Content ItemMr Shaun Robinson is a consultant clinical scientist and cardiac sciences lead at Imperial College NHS Trust with clinical interests in heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, athletes’ heart and exercise echocardiography within these groups. Shaun has been a member of the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) council since 2016, co-chair of BSE education committee since 2019 and was previously the lead examiner for the National School of Healthcare Science Scientist Training Programme in echocardiography. He completed a masters in echocardiography in 2013 and has ongoing PhD research in exercise echocardiography in normal and elite athlete populations. Shaun has multiple publications, including: primary research, book chapters on the assessment of mitral valve disease and mixed valve disease, co-author of multiple BSE guidelines and is the lead author of the BSE minimum dataset, the mitral valve guideline and the guideline for the assessment of LV diastolic function. Shaun is a regular presenter at national and international conferences.

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