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  1. Assessment of global longitudinal systolic strain (GLS) and longitudinal systolic strain of the basal segments (BLS) has shown prognostic value in cardiac disorders. However, strain is reduced with increased a...

    Authors: Isaac B. Rhea, Shuja Rehman, Upasana Jarori, Muhammad W. Choudhry, Harvey Feigenbaum and Stephen G. Sawada
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2017 3:301003
  2. Echocardiography is ideally suited to guide fluid resuscitation in critically ill patients. It can be used to assess fluid responsiveness by looking at the left ventricle, aortic outflow, inferior vena cava an...

    Authors: Miller Ashley and Mandeville Justin
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2016 3:302006
  3. Cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) can profoundly improve outcome in selected patients with heart failure; however, response is difficult to predict and can be absent in up to one in three patients. There...

    Authors: Sitara GKhan, Dimitris Klettas, Stam Kapetanakis and Mark J. Monaghan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2016 3:301009
  4. We present the case of a 26-year-old male with acute tonsillitis who was referred for coronary angiography because of chest pain, elevated cardiac biomarkers, and biphasic T waves. The patient had no cardiovas...

    Authors: Thomas Sturmberger, Johannes Niel, Josef Aichinger and Christian Ebner
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2016 3:301008
  5. In intravenous drug abusers, infective endocarditis usually involves right-sided valves, with Staphylococcus aureus being the most common etiologic agent. We present a patient who is an intravenous drug abuser wi...

    Authors: Rajesh Janardhanan, Muhammad Umar Kamal, Irbaz Bin Riaz and M. Cristy Smith
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2016 3:301007
  6. The aetiology of sudden cardiac arrest can often be identified to underlying cardiac pathology. Mitral valve prolapse is a relatively common valvular pathology with symptoms manifesting with increasing severit...

    Authors: Mohamed Ahmed, Ashraf Roshdy, Rajan Sharma and Nick Fletcher
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2016 3:301005
  7. Purpose: Pericardial adipose tissue had been shown to exert local effects on adjacent cardiac structures. Data regarding the mechanistic link between such measures and left atrial (LA) structural/functional re...

    Authors: Yau-Huei Lai, Chun-Ho Yun, Cheng-Huang Su, Fei-Shih Yang, Hung-I Yeh, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Tung-Hsin Wu, Ricardo C. Cury, Hiram G. Bezerra and Chung-Lieh Hung
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2016 3:301002
  8. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) can be used to expedite DC cardioversion (DCCV) in the absence of adequate anticoagulation. There are no guidelines for the management of sedation or general anaesthetic...

    Authors: Nikhil Ahluwalia, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Christopher Munns and John Chambers
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2016 3:301001
  9. We present a case of mitral valve (MV) replacement that resulted in multiple complications, as diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), including left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, aortic ...

    Authors: Charles L. Brassard, Claudia Viens, André Denault and Pierre Couture
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:204006
  10. A systematic approach to transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is essential to ensure that no pathology is missed during a study. In addition, a standardised approach facilitates the education and training o...

    Authors: Richard Wheeler, Richard Steeds, Bushra Rana, Gill Wharton, Nicola Smith, Jane Allen, John Chambers, Richard Jones, Guy Lloyd, Kevin O’Gallagher and Vishal Sharma
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:204005
  11. The World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the Surgical Safety Checklist in 2008. The introduction of this checklist resulted in a significant reduction in the incidence of complications and death in patient...

    Authors: Vishal Sharma, Susan Alderton, Helen McNamara, Richard Steeds, Will Bradlow, Adrian Chenzbraun, David Oxborough, Thomas Mathew, Richard Jones, Richard Wheeler, Julie Sandoval, Guy Lloyd, Kevin O’Gallagher, Daniel Knight, Liam Ring, Katherine Collins…
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:204004
  12. Aim: Assessment of right ventricular (RV) function is a challenge, especially in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). The aim of the present study is to assess whether knowledge-based RV reconstructio...

    Authors: Aleksandra Trzebiatowska-Krzynska, Mieke Driessen, Gertjan Tj Sieswerda, Lars Wallby, Eva Swahn and Folkert Meijboom
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:204003
  13. Various Doppler-derived parameters of left atrial electrical remodeling have been demonstrated to predict recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after AF ablation. The aim of this study was to compare three Do...

    Authors: Miriam Shanks, Lucas Valtuille, Jonathan B. Choy and Harald Becher
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:204002
  14. The number of potentially preventable medical errors that occur has been steadily increasing. These are a significant cause of patient morbidity, can lead to life-threatening complications and may result in a ...

    Authors: Clare Quarterman, Nick Fletcher and Vishal Sharma
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:204001
  15. Quantitative analysis is an important part of the morphological assessment of the diseased mitral valve. It can be used to describe valve anatomy, pathology, function and the mechanisms of disease. Echocardiog...

    Authors: Madalina Garbi and Mark J. Monaghan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:203007
  16. Spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) is frequently observed in patients with structural and functional cardiovascular abnormalities. Literature describes cases of SEC either from agglutination of red blood cells an...

    Authors: Hena Patel, Stephen Boateng, Gurpreet Singh and Steven Feinstein
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:203006
  17. A 77-year-old woman with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (aortic valve areaZ0.6 cm2 and mean gradientZ 53 mmHg) was deemed inoperable for surgical aortic valve replacement due to a porcelain aorta, and was ...

    Authors: Darwish I. Naji, Adnan Chhatriwalla, David J. Cohen and Michael L. Main
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:203005
  18. A 66-year-old woman with a remote history of mitral valve replacement (mechanical bileaflet valve) due to rheumatic heart disease presented with symptoms consistent with infectious endocarditis. Subsequent blo...

    Authors: Darwish I. Naji, Alexander Pak, Jamie Lawless and Michael L. Main
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:203004
  19. Stress echocardiography is recommended for the assessment of asymptomatic patients with severe valvular heart disease (VHD) when there is discrepancy between symptoms and resting markers of severity. The aim o...

    Authors: Vishal Sharma, David E. Newby, Ralph A. H. Stewart, Mildred Lee, Ruvin Gabriel, Niels Van Pelt and Andrew J. Kerr
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:203003
  20. The aim of the present study was to find out whether early cardiac changes in patients receiving chemotherapy can be detected by the conventional and deformation parameters of 2D and 3D echocardiography. Twent...

    Authors: Adrienn Tarr, Stephan Stoebe, Jan Tuennemann, Zsuzsanna Baka, Dietrich Pfeiffer, Albert Varga and Andreas Hagendorff
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:203002
  21. The present study was carried out to test the feasibility of proximal right coronary artery (RCA) imaging and to detect proximal RCA narrowing and occlusion by 2D and 3D transthoracic echocardiography in compa...

    Authors: Stephan Stoebe, Katharina Lange, Dietrich Pfeiffer and Andreas Hagendorff
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:203001
  22. This report presents the case of a 42-year-old man with liver cirrhosis who presents with breathlessness. Initial investigations are unable to explain his persistent hypoxia and a diagnosis of hepatopulmonary ...

    Authors: James Offer, Lawrence Green, Andrew R. Houghton and Jim Campbell
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:202006
  23. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an advanced form of organ support indicated in selected cases of severe cardiovascular and respiratory failure. Echocardiography is an invaluable diagnostic and mo...

    Authors: Kelly Victor, Nicholas A. Barrett, Stuart Gillon, Abigail Gowland, Christopher I. S. Meadows and Nicholas Ioannou
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:202005
  24. Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) is widely used during follow-up after cardiac transplant for the diagnosis of allograft vasculopathy. We investigated the effect of donor–recipient age difference on th...

    Authors: Patrick H. Gibson, Fernando Riesgo, Jonathan B. Choy, Daniel H. Kim and Harald Becher
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:202004
  25. We evaluated the feasibility and costs of utilising hand-held cardiac ultrasound (HHCU) as part of a community-based pre-participation cardiovascular screening programme. Ninety-seven school children were scre...

    Authors: A. R. J. Mitchell, R. Hurry, P. Le Page and H. MacLachlan
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:202002
  26. In 2010, the National Institute for Heath and Clinical Excellence published guidelines for the management of stable chest pain of recent onset. Implementation has occurred to various degrees throughout the NHS...

    Authors: Arzu Cubukcu, Ian Murray and Simon Anderson
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:202001
  27. The clinical spectrum of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is complex and includes a variety of phenotypes, which leads to different types of manifestations. Although most of the patients are asymptomatic, a s...

    Authors: Antonis Pantazis, Annina S. Vischer, Maria Carrillo Perez-Tome and Silvia Castelletti
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:2010022
  28. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a highly heterogeneous disease with varied patterns of hypertrophy. Basal septal hypertrophy and systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve (MV) are the key pathoph...

    Authors: Robert M. Cooper, Adeel Shahzad and Rodney H. Stables
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:2010020
  29. There have been significant advances in the field of echocardiography with the introduction of a number of new techniques into standard clinical practice. Consequently, a ‘standard’ echocardiographic examinati...

    Authors: Gill Wharton, Richard Steeds, Jane Allen, Hollie Phillips, Richard Jones, Prathap Kanagala, Guy Lloyd, Navroz Masani, Thomas Mathew, David Oxborough, Bushra Rana, Julie Sandoval, Richard Wheeler, Kevin O’Gallagher and Vishal Sharma
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:201007
  30. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a relatively common inherited cardiac condition with a prevalence of approximately one in 500. It results in otherwise unexplained hypertrophy of the myocardium and predisp...

    Authors: Nicola Smith, Richard Steeds, Navroz Masani, Julie Sandoval, Gill Wharton, Jane Allen, John Chambers, Richard Jones, Guy Lloyd, Bushra Rana, Kevin O’Gallagher, Richard Wheeler and Vishal Sharma
    Citation: Echo Research & Practice 2015 2:201006