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Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become a widely and very successful procedure throughout the world for treating aortic stenosis (AS). Pre-procedural planning mostly relies on CT and the majority of cases are performed under conscious sedation. However, transthoracic echo (TTE) plays a pivotal role in establishing the diagnosis of AS, evaluating co-existing valve pathologies and importantly, peri-procedural assessment and follow up of patients following TAVI. In this paper by Savvoulidis et al., the authors have succinctly described a protocol for the use of TTE in TAVI patients which ensures the capture of essential data and images in a speedy and time efficient manner without unnecessary repetition. The manuscript contains an excellent set of images to highlight the use of TTE in TAVI and the complications which may arise. In any Echo department who performs studies on patients who may be referred for TAVI, where the procedure is performed or is involved in follow up, this paper is extremely useful reading.
Normal Reference Intervals for Cardiac Dimensions and Function for Use in Echocardiographic Practice: A Guideline from the British Society of Echocardiography
Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension: a guideline protocol from the British Society of Echocardiography
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Aims and scope
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
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
Professor 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.
Professor 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.
Mr 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.