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  1. Athletic training can result in electrical and structural changes of the right ventricle that may mimic phenotypical features of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), such as T-wave inversion...

    Authors: D. X. Augustine, J. Willis, S. Sivalokanathan, C. Wild, A. Sharma, A. Zaidi, K. Pearce, G. Stuart, M. Papadakis, S. Sharma and A. Malhotra
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2024 11:7
  2. Transthoracic echocardiography is an essential and widely available diagnostic tool for assessing individuals reporting cardiovascular symptoms, monitoring those with established cardiac conditions and for pre...

    Authors: Raghav T. Bhatia, Jan Forster, Melanie Ackrill, Nikhil Chatrath, Gherardo Finocchiaro, Saad Fyyaz, Hamish MacLachlan, Aneil Malhotra, Sarandeep Marwaha, Michael Papadakis, Liam Ring, Sanjay Sharma, David Oxborough and Dhrubo Rakhit
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2024 11:5
  3. The athlete’s heart (AH) defines the phenotypical changes that occur in response to chronic exercise training. Echocardiographic assessment of the AH is used to calculate LV mass (LVM) and determine chamber ge...

    Authors: David Oxborough, Danielle McDerment, Keith P. George, Christopher Johnson, Barbara Morrison, Gemma Parry-Williams, Efstathios Papatheodorou, Sanjay Sharma and Robert Cooper
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2024 11:4
  4. Ultrasound enhancing agents (UEAs) are an invaluable adjunct to stress and transthoracic echocardiography (STE) to improve left ventricular visualization. Despite multiple single center studies evaluating UEA ...

    Authors: Jordan B. Strom, Yang Song, Wenting Jiang, Yingbo Lou, Daniel N. Pfeffer, Omnya E. Massad and Pierantonio Russo
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2024 11:3
  5. Coronary slow flow (CSF) often links to inflammation and endothelial function disturbance. While conventional ejection fraction measurements fall short in identifying myocardial dysfunction, left ventricular g...

    Authors: Ahmed Shawky Shereef, Mohamed Gamal Abdelmajeed, Mohamad Hossam Alshair, Ibtesam Ibrahim El-Dosouky, Wael Ali Khalil, Shaimaa Wageeh and Islam Elsayed Shehata
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2024 11:2
  6. Aortic regurgitation (AR) is the third most frequently encountered valve lesion and may be caused by abnormalities of the valve cusps or the aorta. Echocardiography is instrumental in the assessment of AR as i...

    Authors: Vasiliki Tsampasian, Kelly Victor, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, David Oxborough and Liam Ring
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2024 11:1
  7. A reduction in right ventricular (RV) function during recovery from prolonged endurance exercise has been documented alongside RV dilatation. A relative elevation in pulmonary artery pressure and therefore RV ...

    Authors: Rachel N. Lord, Zoe H. Adams, Keith George, John Somauroo, Helen Jones and David Oxborough
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:22
  8. Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac defect and prone to premature degeneration causing aortic regurgitation (AR). The assessment of AR in athletic individuals poses several challe...

    Authors: Nikhil Chatrath, Jamie O’Driscoll, Sanjay Sharma and Michael Papadakis
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:20
  9. Image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs) are commonly used in resistance trained (RT) individuals and negatively impact left ventricular (LV) structure and function. Few studies have investigated the impa...

    Authors: Florence Place, Harry Carpenter, Barbara N. Morrison, Neil Chester, Robert Cooper, Ben N. Stansfield, Keith P. George and David Oxborough
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:19
  10. Ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) have a well-established role in clinical cardiology. Contrast echocardiography has evolved into a routine technique through the establishment of contrast protocols, an excelle...

    Authors: Reinette Hampson, Roxy Senior, Liam Ring, Shaun Robinson, Daniel X. Augustine, Harald Becher, Natasha Anderson, James Willis, Badrinathan Chandrasekaran, Attila Kardos, Anjana Siva, Paul Leeson, Bushra S. Rana, Navtej Chahal and David Oxborough
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:23
  11. There is a paucity of literature regarding outcomes of patients with mitral valve prolapse (MVP) and mitral annular disjunction (MAD) after mitral surgery, with many unanswered questions including the post-sur...

    Authors: Rhys Gray, Praveen Indraratna, Gregory Cranney, Hebe Lam, Jennifer Yu and Gita Mathur
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:21
  12. The manifestations of the athlete’s heart can create diagnostic challenges during an echocardiographic assessment. The classifications of the morphological and functional changes induced by sport participation...

    Authors: Harry Flanagan, Robert Cooper, Keith P. George, Daniel X. Augustine, Aneil Malhotra, Maria F. Paton, Shaun Robinson and David Oxborough
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:15
  13. Pre-participation cardiac screening (PCS) of “Super-League” rugby football league (RFL) athletes is mandatory but may be completed at any time point. The aim of this study was to assess cardiac electrical, str...

    Authors: Lynsey Forsythe, Keith George, Michael Papadakis, Nathan Mill, Matt Daniels and David Oxborough
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:16
  14. Global longitudinal strain (GLS) and global myocardial work index (GWI) allow early detection of subclinical changes in left ventricular (LV) systolic function. The aim of the study was to investigate the imme...

    Authors: J. Kandels, S. Stöbe, A. Kogel, P. Hepp, H. Riepenhof, J. N. Droste, T. Stoeggl, R. P. Marshall, U. Rudolph, U. Laufs, S. Fikenzer and A. Hagendorff
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:17
  15. Routine pre-discharge echocardiography (ECHO) is recommended post transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) as a baseline for future comparison. However, there is no clear guidance on the optimal timing o...

    Authors: Panagiotis Savvoulidis, M. Adnan Nadir, William E. Moody, Richard Steeds, Peter F. Ludman, Joseph R. Bradley, Aldrin Singh, Ewa Lawton and Sagar N. Doshi
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:14
  16. These guidelines form an update of the BSE guideline protocol for the assessment of restrictive cardiomyopathy (Knight et al. in Echo Res Prac, 2013). Since the original recommendations were conceived in 2013,...

    Authors: William E. Moody, Lauren Turvey-Haigh, Daniel Knight, Caroline J. Coats, Robert M. Cooper, Rebecca Schofield, Shaun Robinson, Allan Harkness, David L. Oxborough, Julian D. Gillmore, Carol Whelan, Daniel X. Augustine, Marianna Fontana and Richard P. Steeds
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:13
  17. Mitral interventions remain technically challenging owing to the anatomical complexity and heterogeneity of mitral pathologies. As such, multi-disciplinary pre-procedural planning assisted by advanced cardiac ...

    Authors: Apurva H. Bharucha, John Moore, Patrick Carnahan, Philip MacCarthy, Mark J. Monaghan, Max Baghai, Ranjit Deshpande, Jonathan Byrne, Rafal Dworakowski and Mehdi Eskandari
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:12
  18. To identify variables that affect the feasibility of 2-dimensional right ventricular speckle tracking echocardiography (RV-STE) in the intensive care unit.

    Authors: James McErlane, Ben Shelley and Philip McCall
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:11
  19. Anomalies of the tricuspid valve (TV) are associated with worsened prognosis in congenital heart disease (CHD). Here, we present a descriptive study examining changes in TV morphology in two CHD conditions—rep...

    Authors: Vivek Jani, Ling Li, Mary Craft, Federico Veronesi, Nee Khoo, David Danford, Denisa Muraru and Shelby Kutty
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:10
  20. Haemodynamic monitoring of patients after cardiac surgery using echocardiographic evaluation of fluid responsiveness is both challenging and increasingly popular. We evaluated fluid responsiveness in the first...

    Authors: Aldo Pérez-Manjarrez, Edgar García-Cruz, Rodrigo Gopar-Nieto, Gian Manuel Jiménez-Rodríguez, Emmanuel Lazcano-Díaz, Gustavo Rojas-Velasco and Daniel Manzur-Sandoval
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:9
  21. Stress echocardiography is widely used to detect coronary artery disease, but little evidence on downstream hospital costs in real-world practice is available. We examined how stress echocardiography accuracy ...

    Authors: Casey L. Johnson, William Woodward, Annabelle McCourt, Cameron Dockerill, Samuel Krasner, Mark Monaghan, Roxy Senior, Daniel X. Augustine, Maria Paton, Jamie O’Driscoll, David Oxborough, Keith Pearce, Shaun Robinson, James Willis, Rajan Sharma, Apostolos Tsiachristas…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:8
  22. Pregnancy is a dynamic process associated with profound hormonally mediated haemodynamic changes which result in structural and functional adaptations in the cardiovascular system. An understanding of the myoc...

    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…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:7
  23. Focused echocardiography is increasingly used in acute and emergency care, with point-of-care ultrasound integrated into several specialist training curricula (e.g. Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Critical Car...

    Authors: Richard Fisher, Amal Zayan, Jennifer Gosling, Joao Ramos, Mahmoud Nasr, David Garry, Alexandros Papachristidis, Francisca Caetano and Philip Hopkins
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:6
  24. Authors: Sadie Bennett, Martin Stout, Thomas E. Ingram, Keith Pearce, Timothy Griffiths, Simon Duckett, Grant Heatlie, Patrick Thompson, Judith Tweedie, Jo Sopala, Sarah Ritzmann, Kelly Victor, Judith Skipper, Shaun Robinson, Andrew Potter, Daniel X. Augustine…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:5

    The original article was published in Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:5

  25. The prevalence, clinical characteristics, management and long-term outcomes of patients with atrial secondary mitral regurgitation (ASMR) are not well described.

    Authors: Sam Straw, Ankit Gupta, Kerryanne Johnson, Charlotte A. Cole, Kinan Kneizeh, John Gierula, Mark T. Kearney, Christopher J. Malkin, Maria F. Paton, Klaus K. Witte and Dominik Schlosshan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:4
  26. Deformation imaging represents a method of measuring myocardial function, including global longitudinal strain (GLS), peak atrial longitudinal strain (PALS) and radial strain. This study aimed to assess subcli...

    Authors: Mark Coyle, Gerard King, Kathleen Bennett, Andrew Maree, Mark Hensey, Stephen O’Connor, Caroline Daly, Gregory Murphy and Ross T. Murphy
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:3
  27. There is limited data regarding reference ranges for aortic dimensions in African populations. This study aims to establish normal reference ranges for echocardiographic dimensions and circumferential strain (...

    Authors: Ruchika Meel and Kelly Blair
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:2
  28. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) has been used as an adjunct diagnostic modality in patients with eosinophilic myocarditis. Its serial dynamic nature, however, has never been reported before.

    Authors: Mohammadbagher Sharifkazemi, Gholamreza Rezaian and Mehrzad Lotfi
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:1
  29. Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ARCAPA) is a rare coronary artery malformation with an incidence of 0.002% in patients undergoing coronary angiography. It can lead to a...

    Authors: Ali Ajam, Zahra Rahnamoun, Mohammad Sahebjam, Babak Sattartabar, Yasaman Razminia, Seyed Hossein Ahmadi Tafti and Kaveh Hosseini
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:12
  30. Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is a known risk factor for right ventricular dysfunction (RVDYS). RV global longitudinal strain (GLS) is an emerging index of RV function; however, the magnitude of agreement...

    Authors: Justin Johannesen, Rena Fukuda, David T. Zhang, Katherine Tak, Rachel Meier, Hannah Agoglia, Evelyn Horn, Richard B. Devereux, Jonathan W. Weinsaft and Jiwon Kim
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:11
  31. The world symposium on pulmonary hypertension (PH) has proposed that PH be defined as a mean pulmonary artery pressure (mPAP) > 20 mmHg as assessed by right heart catheterisation (RHC). Transthoracic echocardi...

    Authors: Oliver Graham Slegg, James Alexander Willis, Fiona Wilkinson, Joseph Sparey, Christopher Basil Wild, Jennifer Rossdale, Robert Mackenzie Ross, John D. Pauling, Kevin Carson, Sri Raveen Kandan, David Oxborough, Daniel Knight, Oliver James Peacock, Jay Suntharalingam, John Gerard Coghlan and Daniel Xavier Augustine
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:9
  32. Transthoracic echocardiography is an essential tool in the diagnosis, assessment, and management of paediatric and adult populations with suspected or confirmed congenital heart disease. Congenital echocardiog...

    Authors: Liam Corbett, Jan Forster, Wendy Gamlin, Nuno Duarte, Owen Burgess, Allan Harkness, Wei Li, John Simpson and Radwa Bedair
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:10
  33. There has been a growing demand for echocardiography services over the last 5 years, with this supply–demand mismatch exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior studies have suggested a high proportion of nor...

    Authors: Sher May Ng, Danial Naqvi, Jose Bingcang, Gemma Cruz, Richard Nose, Guy Lloyd, Marie Elsya Speechly-Dick and Sanjeev Bhattacharyya
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:8
  34. The present CEUS Cardiac Exam Protocols represent the first effort to promulgate a standard set of protocols for optimal administration of ultrasound enhancing agents (UEAs) in echocardiography, based on more ...

    Authors: Thomas R. Porter, Steven B. Feinstein, Roxy Senior, Sharon L. Mulvagh, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Jordan B. Strom, Wilson Mathias Jr., Beverly Gorman, Arnaldo Rabischoffsky, Michael L. Main and Andrew Appis
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:7
  35. Transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) under conscious sedation is the most widely used method of implantation. Echocardiography is used to detect complications and to assess the implantat...

    Authors: Panagiotis Savvoulidis, William E. Moody, Rick Steeds, Peter F. Ludman, Joseph R. Bradley, Aldrin Singh, Ewa Lawton, M. Adnan Nadir and Sagar N. Doshi
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:3
  36. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is widely utilised within many aspects of clinical practice, as such the demand placed on echocardiography services is ever increasing. In an attempt to provide incremental...

    Authors: Sadie Bennett, Martin Stout, Thomas E. Ingram, Keith Pearce, Timothy Griffiths, Simon Duckett, Grant Heatlie, Patrick Thompson, Judith Tweedie, Jo Sopala, Sarah Ritzmann, Kelly Victor, Judith Skipper, Shaun Robinson, Andrew Potter, Daniel X. Augustine…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:5

    The Correction to this article has been published in Echo Research & Practice 2023 10:5

  37. Mitral annular disjunction (MAD) is a structural abnormality characterized by the distinct separation of the mitral valve annulus/left atrium wall and myocardium. Little is known about the significance of MAD ...

    Authors: Sadie Bennett, Jacopo Tafuro, Marcus Brumpton, Caragh Bardolia, Grant Heatlie, Simon Duckett, Paul Ridley, Prakash Nanjaiah and Chun Shing Kwok
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:4
  38. The 35th Annual Advances in Contrast Ultrasound International Bubble Conference convened in Chicago, IL, USA, on September 30th to October 1st, 2021. It featured a range of novel research from animal studies t...

    Authors: Michael Dunleavy, Alan Goldberg, Steven Feinstein, Stephanie Wilson, Sharon Mulvagh and Petros Nihoyannopoulos
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:2
  39. Patients with prosthetic heart valves (PHV) require long-term follow-up, usually within a physiologist led heart valve surveillance clinic. These clinics are well established providing safe and effective patie...

    Authors: Sadie Bennett, Polyvios Demetriades, Keely Banks, Jacopo Tafuro, Rosie Oatham, Timothy Griffiths, Cheryl Oxley, Sally Clews, Grant Heatlie, Chun Shing Kwok and Simon Duckett
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2022 9:1
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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

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