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  1. Mitral valve disease is common. Mitral regurgitation is the second most frequent indication for valve surgery in Europe and despite the decline of rheumatic fever in Western societies, mitral stenosis of any a...

    Authors: Shaun Robinson, Liam Ring, Daniel X. Augustine, Sushma Rekhraj, David Oxborough, Allan Harkness, Patrizio Lancellotti and Bushra Rana
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2021 8:801005
  2. Background Anthracycline agents are known to be effective in treating tumors and hematological malignancies. Although these agents improve survival, their use is associated with cardiotoxic effects, which most co...

    Authors: Sadie Bennett, Arzu Cubukcu, Chun Wai Wong, Timothy Griffith, Cheryl Oxley, Diane Barker, Simon Duckett, Duwarakan Satchithananda, Ashish Patwala, Grant Heatlie, Chun Shing Kwok, Griffith Timothy, Oxley Chery, Barker Diane, Duckett Simon, Satchithananda Duwarakan…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2021 8:801006
  3. Introduction Healthcare delivery is being transformed by COVID-19 to reduce transmission risk but continued delivery of routine clinical tests is essential. Stress echocardiography is one of the most widely used ...

    Authors: Cameron Dockerill, William Woodward, Annabelle McCourt, Cristiana Monteiro, Elena Benedetto, Maria Paton, David Oxborough, Shaun Robinson, Keith Pearce, Mark J. Monaghan, Daniel X. Augustine and Paul Leeson
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2021 8:801001
  4. The guideline provides a practical step-by-step guide in order to facilitate high-quality echocardiographic studies of patients with aortic stenosis. In addition, it addresses commonly encountered yet challeng...

    Authors: Liam Ring, Benoy N. Shah, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Allan Harkness, Mark Belham, David Oxborough, Keith Pearce, Bushra S. Rana, Daniel X. Augustine, Shaun Robinson and Christophe Tribouilloy
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2021 8:801003
  5. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is common, inherited and characterised by unexplained thickening of the myocardium. The British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) has recently published a minimum dataset for ...

    Authors: Lauren Turvey, Daniel X. Augustine, Shaun Robinson, David Oxborough, Martin Stout, Nicola Smith, Allan Harkness, Lynne Williams, Richard P. Steeds and William Bradlow
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2021 8:801004
  6. The subspecialty of cardio-oncology aims to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with cancer or following cancer treatment. Cancer therapy can lead to a variety of cardiovascular complicat...

    Authors: Rebecca Dobson, Arjun K. Ghosh, Bonnie Ky, Tom Marwick, Martin Stout, Allan Harkness, Rick Steeds, Shaun Robinson, David Oxborough, David Adlam, Susannah Stanway, Bushra Rana, Thomas Ingram, Liam Ring, Stuart Rosen, Chris Plummer…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2021 8:801002
  7. Transthoracic echocardiography is the first-line imaging modality in the assessment of right-sided valve disease. The principle objectives of the echocardiographic study are to determine the aetiology, mechani...

    Authors: Abbas Zaidi, David Oxborough, Daniel X. Augustine, Radwa Bedair, Allan Harkness, Bushra Rana, Shaun Robinson and Luigi P. Badano
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:704003
  8. Since cardiac ultrasound was introduced into medical practice around the middle twentieth century, transthoracic echocardiography has developed to become a highly sophisticated and widely performed cardiac ima...

    Authors: Shaun Robinson, Bushra Rana, David Oxborough, Rick Steeds, Mark Monaghan, Martin Stout, Keith Pearce, Allan Harkness, Liam Ring, Maria Paton, Waheed Akhtar, Radwa Bedair, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Katherine Collins, Cheryl Oxley, Julie Sandoval…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:704002
  9. Background:Echocardiographic evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is used in the risk stratification of patients with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, the prognostic value of the ...

    Authors: Sadie Bennett, Chun Wai Wong, Timothy Griffiths, Martin Stout, Jamal Nasir Khan, Simon Duckett, Grant Heatlie and Chun Shing Kwok
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:704001
  10. Chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) patients typically remain asymptomatic for a long time. Left ventricular mechanics, namely global longitudinal strain (GLS), has been associated with outcomes in AR patients. ...

    Authors: Diana deCampos, Rogério Teixeira, Carolina Saleiro, Ana Botelho and Lino Gonçalve
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:703007
  11. Aims: To assess left ventricular (LV) function before and after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) using conventional echocardiographic parameters and global longitudinal LV strain (GLS) and compare o...

    Authors: Vasiliki Tsampasian, Vasileios Panoulas, Richard J. Jabbour, Neil Ruparelia, Iqbal S. Malik, Nearchos Hadjiloizou, Angela Frame, Sayan Sen, Nilesh Sutaria, Ghada W. Mikhail and Petros Nihoyannopoulos
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:703006
  12. Current guidelines do not advise follow-up echocardiograms after ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), unless the left ventricular ejection fraction is ≤40%. We present an interesting case of lef...

    Authors: Sathish Kumar Parasuraman, Janaki Srinivasan and Paul Broadhurst
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:703003
  13. Fulminant myocarditis can present with life-threatening arrhythmias and cardiogenic shock due to ventricular failure. The diagnosis of myocarditis usually requires histological and immunological information, a...

    Authors: Na Hyun Park, Hazem Lashin and Rosalba Spiritoso
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:703002
  14. Young stroke patients should be investigated thoroughly to look for cardiac and extra-cardiac sources of emboli. We present a patient who was investigated for a cardiac source of emboli following an ischemic s...

    Authors: Trisha Singh, Jonathan Hinton, Rosie Swallow, James Kersey and Charles Hillier
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:703001
  15. A 31-year-old male was admitted with suspected infective endocarditis, given a history of i.v. drug use, lung and cerebral abscesses and Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia. TTE imaging was limited given supine pos...

    Authors: Muhammad Khan, Ruben De Sousa, Kam Rai and Jamal Nasir Khan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:702003
  16. The British Society of Echocardiography has previously outlined a minimum dataset for a standard transthoracic echocardiogram, and this remains the basis on which an echocardiographic study should be performed...

    Authors: Rakhee Hindocha, David Garry, Nadia Short, Tom E. Ingram, Richard P. Steeds, Claire L. Colebourn, Keith Pearce and Vishal Sharma
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:702002
  17. Chronic mitral regurgitation (MR) historically has been shown to primarily affect left ventricular (LV) function. The impact of increased left atrial (LA) volume in MR on morbidity and mortality has been highl...

    Authors: Ruchika Meel, Ferande Peters, Bijoy K. Khandheria, Elena Libhaber and Mohammed Essop
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:702001
  18. A 27-year old female i.v. drug user presented to our institution with chest pain. She had a history of bicuspid aortic valve endocarditis with aortic root abscess repaired with bioprosthetic aortic valve repla...

    Authors: Handi Salim, Martin Been, David Hildick-Smith and Jamal Nasir Khan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:7010010
  19. Mitral valve repair is the gold standard treatment for degenerative mitral valve disease with superior perioperative and long-term morbidity and mortality outcomes vs mitral valve replacement. The 10 year surv...

    Authors: Patrick Savage and Michael Connolly
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:701009
  20. The 34th annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound (ACU) International Bubble Conference convened in Chicago, IL, USA, on September 5–6, 2019 to feature new directions of research, preclinical and first-in-man cl...

    Authors: Stella Kyung, Alan Goldberg, Steven Feinstein, Stephanie Wilson, Sharon Mulvagh and Petros Nihoyannopoulos
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:701008
  21. Interactive online learning tools have revolutionized graduate medical education and can impart echocardiographic image interpretive skills. We created self-paced, interactive online training modules using a r...

    Authors: Daniel P. Walsh, Kadhiresan R. Murugappan, Achikam Oren-Grinberg, Vanessa T. Wong, John D. Mitchell and Robina Matyal
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:701007
  22. The structure and function of the right side of the heart is influenced by a wide range of physiological and pathological conditions. Quantification of right heart parameters is important in a variety of clini...

    Authors: Abbas Zaidi, Daniel S. Knight, Daniel X. Augustine, Allan Harkness, David Oxborough, Keith Pearce, Liam Ring, Shaun Robinson, Martin Stout, James Willis and Vishal Sharma
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:701006
  23. This guideline presents reference limits for use in echocardiographic practice, updating previous guidance from the British Society of Echocardiography. The rationale for change is discussed, in addition to ho...

    Authors: Allan Harkness, Liam Ring, Daniel X. Augustine, David Oxborough, Shaun Robinson and Vishal Sharma
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:701004
  24. Aortic diseases may be diagnosed after a long period of subclinical development or they may have an acute presentation. Acute aortic syndrome is often the first sign of the disease, which needs rapid diagnosis...

    Authors: Paul F. Clift and Elena Cervi
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:701003
  25. This article sets out a summary of standards for departmental accreditation set by the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Departmental Accreditation Committee. Full accreditation standards are available...

    Authors: Sarah Ritzmann, Stephanie Baker, Marcus Peck, Tom E. Ingram, Jane Allen, Laura Duffy, Richard P. Steeds, Andrew Houghton, Andrew Elkington, Nina Bual, Robert Huggett, Keith Pearce, Stavros Apostolakis and Khalatabari Afshin
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:701002
  26. A 62-year-old female was admitted with severe left-sided chest pain, nausea and pre-syncope. She had widespread T wave inversion on ECG and elevated troponins and was suspected to have an acute coronary syndro...

    Authors: Nam Tran, Chun Shing Kwok, Sadie Bennett, Karim Ratib, Grant Heatlie and Thanh Phan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:701001
  27. In this review, we discuss the central role of the imager in the heart team in the successful application of current guidelines for heart valve diseases to daily practice, and for improving patient care throug...

    Authors: Erwan Donal, Elena Galli, Amedeo Anselmi, Auriane Bidaut and Guillaume Leurent
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:6040014
  28. The prevalence of heart valve disease is increasing as the population ages. A series of studies have shown current clinical practice is sub-optimal. Some patients are referred for surgery at advanced stages of...

    Authors: Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Denise Parkin and Pearce Keith
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:6040013
  29. At its inception, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) was employed as a basic screening tool for the diagnosis of heart valve disease and as a crude indicator of left ventricular function. Since then, echocar...

    Authors: Brian Campbell, Shaun Robinson and Bushra Rana
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:604009
  30. Despite 3D echocardiography (3DE) acquiring significantly greater data than standard 2D echocardiography (2DE), it is underutilised in assessing cardiac anatomy and physiology. A key advantage is the ability o...

    Authors: Viren Ahluwalia, Faizel Osman, Jitendra Parmar and Jamal Nasir Khan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:604007
  31. Pseudo-aneurysms are a rare, potentially life-threatening complication of a myocardial infarction. We present the case of a 45-year-old male who was brought to the emergency department in extremis and had a pr...

    Authors: Jonathan Hinton, George Hunter, Madhava Dissanayake and Rob Hatrick
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:604006
  32. Objective: Due to its circular shape, the area of the proximal left ventricular tract (PLVOT) adjacent to aortic valve can be derived from a single linear diameter. This is also the location of flow acceleration ...

    Authors: Andaleeb A. Ahmed, Robina Matyal, Feroze Mahmood, Ruby Feng, Graham B. Berry, Scott Gilleland and Kamal R. Khabbaz
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:604004
  33. BackgroundHandheld ultrasound could provide sufficient information to satisfy the clinical questions underlying ‘rarely appropriate’ echo requests, but there are limited data about its use as a gatekeeper to stan...

    Authors: Kawa Haji, Chiew Wong, Christopher Neil, Nicholas Cox, Andrew Mulligan, Leah Wright, Sara Vogrin and Thomas H. Marwick
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:604003
  34. As heart valve disease increases in prevalence in an ageing population, comorbidities make patients increasingly hard to assess. Specialist competencies are therefore increasingly important to deliver best pra...

    Authors: John B. Chambers and Richard P. Steeds
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:604001