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  1. Stress echocardiography is an established technique for assessing coronary artery disease. It has primarily been used for the diagnosis and assessment of patients presenting with chest pain in whom there is an...

    Authors: Richard P. Steeds, Richard Wheeler, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Joseph Reiken, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Roxy Senior, Mark J. Monaghan and Vishal Sharma
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2020 6:602004
  2. 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
  3. 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

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Echo Research & Practice 2020 7:Art5

  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Valvular heart disease (VHD) is responsible for a major societal and economic burden. Incidence and prevalence of VHD are high and increase as the population ages, creating the next epidemic. In Western countr...

    Authors: David Messika-Zeitoun, Ian G. Burwash and Mesana Thierry
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:6040012
  8. Cardiac MRI and CT are increasingly used in the diagnosis and management of patients with congenital heart disease as an imaging adjunct to echocardiography. The benefits and limitations of both modalities are...

    Authors: Kuberan Pushparajah, Phuoc Duong, Sujeev Mathur and Sonya V. Babu-Narayan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:6040011
  9. Echocardiographic assessment of patients with transposition of the great arteries and congenitally corrected transposition requires awareness of the morphology and commonly associated lesions. The pre-operativ...

    Authors: Meryl S. Cohen and Luc L. Mertens
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:6040010
  10. 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
  11. Authors: Vishal Sharma, Martin Stout, Keith Pearce, Allan L. Klein, Maryam Alsharqi, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Jamal Nasir Khan, Timothy Griffiths, Kully Sandhu, Sinead Cabezon, Chun Shing Kwok, Shanat Baig, Tamara Naneishvili, Vetton Chee Kay Lee, Arron Pasricha, Emily Robins…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:604008
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. A technology based on velocity ratio indices is described for application in the myocardium. Angle-independent Doppler indices, such as the pulsatility index, which employ velocity ratios, can be measured even...

    Authors: Norman McDicken, Adrian Thomson, Audrey White, Iqbal Toor, Gillian Gray, Carmel Moran, Robin J Watson and Tom Anderson
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:604005
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. The aim of this study was to investigate if there was an association between infarct size (IS) measured by cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and echocardiographic global longitudinal strain (GLS) in the early s...

    Authors: Gowsini Joseph, Tomas Zaremba, Martin Berg Johansen, Sarah Ekeloef, Einar Heiberg, Henrik Engblom, Svend Eggert Jensen and Peter Sogaard
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:604002
  18. 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
  19. Background The Technical Performance Score (TPS) developed by Boston Children’s Hospital showed surgical outcomes correlate with adequacy of technical repair when implemented on pre-discharge echocardiograms. We ...

    Authors: Hannah R. Bellsham-Revell, Antigoni Deri, Silvia Caroli, Andrew Durward, Owen I. Miller, Sujeev Mathur, Jelena Saundankar, David R. Anderson, B. Conal Austin, Caner Salih, Kuberan Pushparajah and John M. Simpson
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:603009
  20. Background The incidence of ischemic stroke in young patients is increasing and associated with unfavorable prognosis due to high risk of recurrent cardiovascular events. In many young patients the cause of strok...

    Authors: Sahrai Saeed, Eva Gerdts, Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, Juha Sinisalo and Jukka Putaala
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:603008
  21. Strain imaging provides an accessible, feasible and non-invasive technique to assess cardiac mechanics. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) is the primary modality with the utility for detection of subclin...

    Authors: Christopher Johnson, Katherine Kuyt, David Oxborough and Martin Stout
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:603007
  22. Tuberculous pericarditis is a rare diagnosis seen among as few as 1% of tuberculosis (TB) patients in developed countries. We present a case of a 60-year-old male suffering from a transient constrictive perica...

    Authors: V. D. Mathiasen, C. A. Frederiksen, C. Wejse and S. H. Poulsen
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:603006
  23. Fibroelastomas are rare, primary cardiac tumours with a predilection for valvular endothelium and a propensity to embolise. We present the case of a 72-year-old male with multiple cerebrovascular events (CVA) ...

    Authors: Mary Mashicharan, Zein El-Dean, Viktor Zlocha and Jeffrey Khoo
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:603005
  24. Background Data about the epidemiology of valvular heart disease (VHD) in the elderly is scarce. Hand-held ultrasound devices (HUDs) enable point-of-care ultrasound scanning (POCUS) but their use in an elderly po...

    Authors: Catrin Williams, Anca Mateescu, Emma Rees, Kirstie Truman, Claire Elliott, Bohdana Bahlay, Ailsa Wallis and Adrian Ionescu
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:603004
  25. Background Mortality dramatically rises with the onset of symptoms in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Surgery is indicated when symptoms become apparent or when there is ventricular decompensation. Car...

    Authors: Jet van Zalen, Sveeta Badiani, Lesley M. Hart, Andrew J. Marshall, Louisa Beale, Gary Brickley, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Nikhil R. Patel and Guy W. Lloyd
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:603002
  26. 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 FRCP…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:603001

    The original article was published in Echo Research & Practice 2018 5:Art6

  27. Acute aortic syndrome (AAS) comprises a range of interrelated conditions caused by disruption of the medial layer of the aortic wall, including aortic dissection, intramural haematoma and penetrating aortic ul...

    Authors: Arturo Evangelista, Giuliana Maldonado, Domenico Gruosso, Laura Gutiérrez, Chiara Granato, Nicolas Villalva, Laura Galian, Teresa González-Alujas, Gisela Teixido and Jose Rodríguez-Palomares
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:602007
  28. Objectives: The aortic annulus diameter measured by transthoracic echocardiography yields lower values than by computed tomography, and echo-based selection of transcatheter aortic valve prosthesis size has been ...

    Authors: I. J. Ingimarsdóttir, L. Hellgren Johansson and F. A. Flachskampf
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:602003
  29. Background: Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) plays a fundamental role in the management of patients supported with extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In light of fluctuating clinical states, serial ...

    Authors: David G. Platts, Kenji Shiino, Jonathan Chan, Darryl J. Burstow, Gregory M. Scalia and John F. Fraser
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:602002
  30. Introduction: The 2016 NICE clinical guideline 95 (CG95) demoted functional imaging to a second-line test following computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA). Many cardiac CT services in the UK require subs...

    Authors: Victoria Pettemerides, Thomas Turner, Conor Steele and Anita Macnab
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:602001
  31. Echocardiography plays a vital role in the follow-up of patients with replacement heart valves. However, there is considerable variation in international guidelines regarding the recommended time points after ...

    Authors: John B. Chambers, Madalina Garbi, Norman Briffa, Vishal Sharma and Richard P. Steeds
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:601008
  32. A 70-year-old female with exertional dyspnoea was found to have basal septal hypertrophy (BSH), or a ‘basal septal bulge’, with evidence of mild left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOT) at rest on her...

    Authors: H. C. Sinclair, P. Russhard, C. H. Critoph and C. D. Steadman
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:601007
  33. This is a joint position statement of the British Society of Echocardiography, the British Heart Valve Society and the Society for Endocrinology on the role of echocardiography in monitoring patients receiving...

    Authors: Richard P. Steeds, Craig E. Stiles, Vishal Sharma, John B. Chambers, Guy Lloyd and William Drake
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:601006
  34. Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction occurs following lung resection and is associated with post-operative complications and long-term functional morbidity. Accurate peri-operative assessment of RV function woul...

    Authors: Philip McCall, Alvin Soosay, John Kinsella, Piotr Sonecki and Ben Shelley
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:601005
  35. The British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) highlights the importance of patient questionnaires as part of the quality improvement process, To this end, we implemented a novel system whereby paired surveys w...

    Authors: Michael Roshen, Sophia John, Selda Ahmet, Rajiv Amersey, Sandy Gupta and George Collins
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:601004
  36. Tricuspid regurgitation natural history and treatment remains poorly understood. Right ventricular function is a key factor in determining prognosis, timing for intervention and longer-term outcome. The right ...

    Authors: Bushra S. Rana, Shaun Robinson, Rajeevan Francis, Mark Toshner, Martin J. Swaans, Sharad Agarwal, Ravi de Silva, Amer A. Rana and Petros Nihoyannopoulos
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2019 6:601003
  37. A 42-year-old male was admitted with shortness of breath secondary to suspected heart failure and chest infection. An echocardiogram revealed a dilated and impaired left ventricle; ejection fraction 29%, with ...

    Authors: Sadie Bennett and Duwarakan Satchithananda
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2018 5:5040011
  38. Moderate-to-severe tricuspid regurgitation is associated with higher mortality and morbidity yet remains significantly undertreated. The reasons for this are complex but include a higher operative mortality fo...

    Authors: Z. H. Teoh, J. Roy, J. Reiken, M. Papitsas, J. Byrne and M. J. Monaghan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2018 5:504004
  39. At present there are two recognised guidelines for the echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular diastolic function provided by the British Society of Echocardiography and American Society of Echocardio...

    Authors: P. Luke, C. Eggett, I. Spyridopoulos and T. Irvine
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2018 5:504003