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Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

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Mohammad Khalid Mojadidi, Ahmed N Mahmoud, Islam Y Elgendy, Nayan Agarwal, Jonathan M Tobis
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June 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602206/strain-rate-in-children-and-young-piglets-mirrors-changes-in-contractility-and-demonstrates-a-force-frequency-relationship
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Silvia V Alvarez, Etienne Fortin-Pellerin, Mohammed Alhabdan, Jesus S Lomelin, Michal Kantoch, Joseph Atallah, Lisa K Hornberger, James Y Coe, Po-Yin Cheung, Edythe B Tham, Kandice Mah, Lily Lin, Lindsay Mills, Nee S Khoo
BACKGROUND: In adult humans and pig models, strain rate (SR) correlates strongly with invasive measures of contractility but does not demonstrate a force-frequency relationship, which is a fundamental behavior of myocardial contraction. Given the considerable maturational changes of the myocardium from fetal stages to adulthood, extrapolation of adult findings to the young heart may not be appropriate. We sought to evaluate the SR response of the immature heart to increased heart rate (HR) and inotropic stimulation...
June 8, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601385/echocardiographic-fluoroscopic-fusion-imaging-in-transseptal-puncture-a-new-technology-for-an-old-procedure
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Francesco F Faletra, Luigi Biasco, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Marco Moccetti, Elena Pasotti, Laura Anna Leo, Giorgio Cautilli, Tiziano Moccetti, Mark J Monaghan
In an era of catheter-based structural heart disease and left-side electrophysiologic interventions, transseptal puncture (TSP) is probably the most common transcatheter procedure. Experienced interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists may safely perform TSP using fluoroscopic guidance alone. However, at present TSP is usually the first step in complex percutaneous catheter-based structural heart disease procedures and necessitate a precise site-specific TSP. Thus, in these procedures most interventional cardiologists perform TSP under fluoroscopic and two- or three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic guidance...
June 7, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599831/alterations-in-cardiac-deformation-timing-of%C3%A2-contraction-and-relaxation-and-early-myocardial-fibrosis-accompany-the-apparent-recovery-of-acute-stress-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-an-end-to-the-concept-of%C3%A2-transience
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Konstantin Schwarz, Trevor Ahearn, Janaki Srinivasan, Christopher J Neil, Caroline Scally, Amelia Rudd, Baljit Jagpal, Michael P Frenneaux, Cristina Pislaru, John D Horowitz, Dana K Dawson
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome is an increasingly recognized cause of chest pain and occasionally of cardiogenic shock. Despite rapid improvement of the left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction, recent registry data raise concerns about long-term prognosis. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that restoration of normal ejection fraction after acute takotsubo syndrome is not equivalent to full functional recovery. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with takotsubo syndrome (according to the Mayo Clinic criteria plus cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to exclude myocardial infarction) and 44 healthy control subjects of the same age, gender, and cardiovascular comorbidity distribution were prospectively recruited...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599830/normative-left-ventricular-m-mode-echocardiographic-values-in-preterm-infants-up-to-2-kg
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Swati Choudhry, Amber Salter, Tyler W Cunningham, Philip T Levy, Hoang H Nguyen, Michael Wallendorf, Gautam K Singh, Mark C Johnson
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of normative echocardiographic data in preterm infants. The objectives of this study were to (1) derive left ventricular (LV) M-mode reference values and (2) compare the performance of alternative methods of indexing LV dimensions and LV mass (LVM) in preterm infants. The authors propose that indexing LV measures to weight in preterm infants is a practical approach given the variability associated with tape-measure length measurement in infants. METHODS: In this retrospective study, LV M-mode echocardiographic measurements of end-diastolic interventricular septal thickness, end-diastolic LV posterior wall thickness, LV end-diastolic and end-systolic dimensions, LVM, and relative wall thickness were remeasured in 503 hospitalized preterm infants ≤2 kg (372 from a retrospective sample and 131 prospectively enrolled)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599829/noninvasive-coronary-flow-reserve-predicts-response-to-exercise-in-asymptomatic-severe-aortic-stenosis
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Patrick Meimoun, Daniel Czitrom, Jérome Clerc, Jean Christophe Seghezzi, Sonia Martis, Alain Berrebi, Frederic Elmkies
BACKGROUND: In patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS), exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) provides additional prognostic information beyond baseline. The coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) is impaired in AS, but its link with exertion is unknown in this setting. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that CFVR could predict exercise capacity and abnormal exercise test results in AS. METHODS: Noninvasive CFVR and symptom-limited semisupine ESE were prospectively performed the same day in 43 patients with asymptomatic isolated severe AS (mean age, 68...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599828/a-doppler-echocardiographic-study-of-the-myocardial-inotropic-response-to-peak-semisupine-exercise-in-healthy-children-development-of-a-simplified-index-of%C3%A2-myocardial%C3%A2-reserve
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Anita T Cote, D Kathryn Duff, Carolina A Escudero, Astrid M De Souza, Lindsey D Williams, Raman Gill, M Terri Zadorsky, Kevin C Harris, James E Potts, George G S Sandor
BACKGROUND: Stress echocardiography has been advocated for the detection of abnormal myocardial function and unmasking diminished myocardial reserve in pediatric patients. The aim of this study was to create a simplified index of myocardial reserve, derived from the myocardial inotropic response to peak semisupine exercise in healthy children, and illustrate its applicability in a sample of pediatric oncology patients. METHODS: In this prospective analysis, children (7-18 years of age) with normal cardiac structure and function performed semisupine stress echocardiography to volitional fatigue...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599827/late-detection-of-left-ventricular-dysfunction-using-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-patients-with-history-of-nonsevere-acute-myocarditis
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Thibault Caspar, Marie Fichot, Mickaël Ohana, Soraya El Ghannudi, Olivier Morel, Patrick Ohlmann
BACKGROUND: Acute myocarditis (AM) often involves the left ventricular (LV) subepicardium that might be displayed by cardiac magnetic resonance even late after the acute phase. In the absence of global or regional LV dysfunction, conventional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) does not accurately identify tissue sequelae of AM. We sought to evaluate the diagnostic value of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography to identify patients with a history of AM with preserved LV ejection fraction (LVEF)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599826/prognostic-value-of-left-ventricular-deformation-parameters-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-a-pilot-study-of-the-usefulness-of-strain-echocardiography
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Lars Gunnar Klaeboe, Trine F Haland, Ida S Leren, Rachel M A Ter Bekke, Pål H Brekke, Helge Røsjø, Torbjørn Omland, Lars Gullestad, Svend Aakhus, Kristina H Haugaa, Thor Edvardsen
BACKGROUND: In patients with aortic stenosis, subtle alterations in myocardial mechanics can be detected by speckle-tracking echocardiography before reduction of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). METHODS: In this prospective study, 162 patients with aortic stenosis with an average aortic valve area of 0.7 ± 0.2 cm(2) and a mean LVEF of 60 ± 11% were included. Global longitudinal strain (GLS) and mechanical dispersion (SD of time from Q/R on the electrocardiogram to peak strain in 16 left ventricular segments) were assessed using echocardiography, and all-cause mortality (n = 37) was recorded during 37 ± 13 months of follow-up...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599825/left-ventricular-rotational-and-twist-mechanics-in%C3%A2-the-human-fetal-heart
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Ling Li, Mary Craft, Hao H Hsu, Ming Zhang, Berthold Klas, David A Danford, Shelby Kutty
BACKGROUND: The authors investigated left ventricular (LV) rotational indices, twist, and torsion in a large cohort of fetuses using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography. METHODS: Pregnant women (N = 102) were prospectively recruited for fetal two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography. Because of variable fetal position, ventricular orientation was established using the location of the liver and LV position in relation to the right ventricle...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579248/echocardiography-derived-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-gradient-and-left-ventricular-posterior-wall-thickening-are-associated-with-outcomes-for-anatomic-repair-in-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Shreya Moodley, Sowmya Balasubramanian, Theresa A Tacy, Frandics Chan, Frank L Hanley, Rajesh Punn
BACKGROUND: Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare form of congenital heart disease. Management is controversial; options include observation, physiologic repair, and anatomic repair. Assessment of morphologic left ventricle preparedness is key in timing anatomic repair. This study's purpose was to review the modalities used to assess the morphologic left ventricle preoperatively and to determine if any echocardiographic variables are associated with outcomes...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511861/speckle-tracking-layer-specific-analysis-of-myocardial-deformation-and-evaluation-of-scar-transmurality-in-chronic-ischemic-heart-disease
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Michela Tarascio, Laura Anna Leo, Catherine Klersy, Romina Murzilli, Tiziano Moccetti, Francesco Fulvio Faletra
BACKGROUND: Identification of the extent of scar transmurality in chronic ischemic heart disease is important because it correlates with viability. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate whether layer-specific two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography allows distinction of scar presence and transmurality. METHODS: A total of 70 subjects, 49 with chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy and 21 healthy subjects, underwent two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography and late gadolinium-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511860/first-trimester-fetal-echocardiography-identification-of-cardiac-structures-for-screening-from-6-to-13%C3%A2-weeks-gestational-age
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Darren Hutchinson, Angela McBrien, Lisa Howley, Yuka Yamamoto, Priya Sekar, Tarek Motan, Venu Jain, Winnie Savard, Lisa K Hornberger
BACKGROUND: Early fetal echocardiography (FE), performed at 12 to 16 weeks' gestational age (GA), can be used to screen for fetal heart disease akin to that routinely performed in the second trimester. The efficacy of FE at earlier GAs has not been as well explored, particularly with recent advances in ultrasound technology. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of early FE in assessing fetal heart structure, and the added benefit of color Doppler (CD), from as early as 6 weeks through to 13(+6) weeks' GA...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511859/reference-ranges-and-regional-patterns-of-left-ventricular-strain-and-strain-rate-using-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-in-a-healthy-middle-aged-black-and-white-population-the-cardia-study
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Henrique T Moreira, Chike C Nwabuo, Anderson C Armstrong, Satoru Kishi, Ola Gjesdal, Jared P Reis, Pamela J Schreiner, Kiang Liu, Cora E Lewis, Stephen Sidney, Samuel S Gidding, João A C Lima, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh
BACKGROUND: Strain and strain rate are sensitive markers of left ventricular (LV) myocardial function. The aim of this study was to assess reference ranges and regional patterns of LV strain and strain rate using two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography in a large population of black and white subjects. METHODS: This study involved a retrospective review of prospectively collected images in 557 participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study who remained healthy at the year 25 examination...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511858/reduced-myocardial-reserve-in-young-x-linked-muscular-dystrophy-mice-diagnosed-by-two-dimensional-strain-analysis-combined-with%C3%A2-stress-echocardiography
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Zhenzhou Li, Ying Li, Li Zhang, Xiaoying Zhang, Rebecca Sullivan, Xiaojie Ai, Christopher Szeto, Angela Cai, Longjian Liu, Weidong Xiao, Quanshui Li, Shuping Ge, Xiongwen Chen
BACKGROUND: Early, sensitive, and reproducible evaluation of left ventricular function is imperative for the diagnosis of cardiac dysfunction in patients with Duchene muscular dystrophy. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that combining two-dimensional strain analysis with catecholamine stress could be a sensitive method for detecting early cardiac dysfunction. METHODS: Mdx (C57BL/10ScSn-Dmdmdx/J, a mouse model of DMD) and control (C57BL/10ScSn) mice were studied with conventional M-mode and high-frequency ultrasound-based two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography using long- and short-axis images of the left ventricle at baseline and after intraperitoneal isoprenaline (ISO) administration (2 μg/g body weight)...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501375/transthoracic-echocardiography-versus-computed-tomography-for-ascending-aortic-measurements-in-patients-with-bicuspid-aortic%C3%A2-valve
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Jae Yoon Park, Thomas A Foley, Crystal R Bonnichsen, Matthew J Maurer, Krista M Goergen, Vuyisile T Nkomo, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano, Eric E Williamson, Hector I Michelena
BACKGROUND: Ascending aorta dilatation is common in bicuspid aortic valve (BAV). The aim of this study was to investigate agreement of transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) measurement of the sinuses of Valsalva and the tubular mid-ascending aorta (Asc-Ao) compared with electrocardiographically gated computed tomographic angiographic (CTA) assessment in patients with BAV. METHODS: Fifty-three patients with BAV (mean age, 54 ± 14 years; 74% men) who underwent both TTE and CTA imaging for ascending aortic assessment were retrospectively identified...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501374/the-effect-of-the-superior-cavopulmonary-anastomosis-on-ventricular-remodeling-in-infants-with-single-ventricle
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Renee Margossian, Victor Zak, Amanda J Shillingford, Anthony M Hlavacek, James F Cnota, Michael D Puchalski, Jami C Levine, Brian W McCrindle, Meryl S Cohen, Karen Altmann, Piers C Barker, Daphne T Hsu, Steven D Colan
BACKGROUND: Infants with single ventricular physiology have volume and pressure overload that adversely affect ventricular mechanics. The impact of superior cavopulmonary anastomosis (SCPA) on single left ventricles versus single right ventricles is not known. METHODS: As part of the Pediatric Heart Network placebo-controlled trial of enalapril in infants with single ventricular physiology, echocardiograms were obtained before SCPA and at 14 months and analyzed in a core laboratory...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501373/evaluating-appropriate-use-of-pediatric-echocardiograms-for-chest-pain-in-outpatient-clinics
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Reid C Chamberlain, Jonathan H Pelletier, Sarah Blanchard, Christoph P Hornik, Kevin D Hill, Michael J Campbell
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is often used in the evaluation of pediatric chest pain, but the incidence of cardiac pathology is low. In 2014, the American College of Cardiology published appropriate use criteria (AUC) for echocardiography including recommendations for pediatric chest pain. We evaluated the frequency and diagnostic yield of echocardiograms performed for each AUC indication and cost associated with echocardiograms performed for indications meeting the "rarely appropriate" criteria...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495379/transthoracic-echocardiography-for-diagnosing-pulmonary-embolism-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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J Matthew Fields, Joshua Davis, Lily Girson, Arthur Au, Jacqueline Potts, Charity J Morgan, Imelda Vetter, Lee Ann Riesenberg
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a common diagnosis with significant mortality if not appropriately treated. The use of transthoracic echocardiography in patients with PE is common; however, its diagnostic capabilities in this use are unclear. With the increased use of ultrasonography in medical settings, it is important to understand the strengths and limitations of echocardiography for the diagnosis of PE. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of PubMed, CINAHL, and EMBASE through 2016 for articles assessing the diagnostic accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography for PE...
May 9, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483353/diagnostic-accuracy-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-infective-endocarditis-findings-using-transesophageal-echocardiography-as-the-reference-standard-a-meta-analysis
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Anthony D Bai, Marilyn Steinberg, Adrienne Showler, Lisa Burry, R Sacha Bhatia, George A Tomlinson, Chaim M Bell, Andrew M Morris
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography is important for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE), for which transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is superior to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies was performed with the objective of evaluating diagnostic properties of TTE, with transesophageal findings of IE as the reference standard in patients with suspected IE. RESULTS: The literature search yielded 377 unique articles, of which 16 met the inclusion criteria...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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