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Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238588/rest-stress-limb-perfusion-imaging-in-humans-with-contrast-ultrasound-using-intermediate-power-imaging-and-microbubbles-resistant-to-inertial-cavitation
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Brian P Davidson, James Hodovan, J Todd Belcik, Federico Moccetti, Aris Xie, Azzdine Y Ammi, Jonathan R Lindner
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEU) limb perfusion imaging is a promising approach for evaluating peripheral artery disease (PAD). However, low signal enhancement in skeletal muscle has necessitated high-power intermittent imaging algorithms, which are not clinically feasible. We hypothesized that CEU using a combination of intermediate power and a contrast agent resistant to inertial cavitation would allow real-time limb stress perfusion imaging. METHODS: In normal volunteers, CEU of the calf skeletal muscle was performed on separate days with Sonazoid, Optison, or Definity...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238587/clinical-implications-of-three-dimensional-real-time-color-doppler-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-quantifying-mitral-regurgitation-a-comparison-with-conventional-two-dimensional-methods
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Ran Heo, Jang-Won Son, Briain Ó Hartaigh, Hyuk-Jae Chang, Young-Jin Kim, Saurabh Datta, In-Jeong Cho, Chi Young Shim, Geu-Ru Hong, Jong-Won Ha, Namsik Chung
BACKGROUND: Automatic quantification of real-time three-dimensional (3D) full-volume color Doppler transthoracic echocardiography (FVCD) has been proposed as a feasible and accurate method for quantifying MR. We aimed to explore the clinical implications of real-time 3D-FVCD for mitral regurgitation (MR) with various clinical manifestations, in comparison with the conventional two-dimensional (2D) proximal isovelocity surface area (PISA) and volumetric method and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) methods...
February 23, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139441/normative-values-of-aortic-arch-structures-in-premature-infants
#3
Elles J Dijkema, Mirella C Molenschot, Johannes M P J Breur, Willem B de Vries, Martijn G Slieker
BACKGROUND: Aortic arch abnormalities represent 5% to 8% of all congenital heart disease. Measurements of the aortic arch dimensions on two-dimensional echocardiographic images remain of critical importance in the diagnosis of aortic arch pathology. To define aortic hypoplasia or coarctation, measured dimensions must be compared with normal values. Normal values have been described for children of all ages in earlier studies. However, normative data for premature infants are not yet available...
January 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139440/the-parasternal-short-axis-view-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-for-inferior-sinus-venosus-type-of-atrial-septal-defects-by-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Brian S Snarr, Michael Y Liu, Jeremy C Zuckerberg, Christine B Falkensammer, Sumekala Nadaraj, Danielle Burstein, Deborah Ho, Monique A Gardner, Arene Butto, Stanford G Ewing, Natesa G Pandian, Anirban Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Sinus venosus defects (SVD) of the inferior vena cava (IVC) type, or inferior SVDs, are an uncommon form of atrial communication located outside the confines of the fossa ovalis and involve override of the IVC. Despite numerous studies describing the anatomical and echocardiographic features of the inferior SVD, distinguishing this defect from a large secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) by echocardiography is often challenging. Accurate diagnosis of an inferior SVD and correct differentiation from a secundum ASD is essential for appropriate presurgical planning...
January 27, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069318/right-ventricular-hypertrophy-systolic-function-and-disease-severity-in-anderson-fabry-disease-an-echocardiographic-study
#5
Francesca Graziani, Marianna Laurito, Maurizio Pieroni, Faustino Pennestrì, Gaetano Antonio Lanza, Valentina Coluccia, Antonia Camporeale, Daniela Pedicino, Elena Verrecchia, Raffaele Manna, Filippo Crea
BACKGROUND: Right ventricular (RV) involvement has been described in Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD), especially in patients with established Fabry cardiomyopathy (FC). However, few and controversial data on RV systolic function are available, and there are no specific tissue Doppler studies. METHODS: Detailed echocardiographic examinations were performed in 45 patients with AFD. FC, defined as maximal left ventricular wall thickness ≥ 15 mm, was present in 12...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065586/estimation-of-central-venous-pressure-using-the-ratio-of-short-to-long-diameter-from-cross-sectional-images-of-the-inferior-vena-cava
#6
Yoshihiro Seo, Noriko Iida, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Tomoko Machino-Ohtsuka, Tomoko Ishizu, Kazutaka Aonuma
BACKGROUND: Long-axis images of the inferior vena cava (IVC) have limitations as surrogates for IVC morphology in grading central venous pressure (CVP) by two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE), because of the various cross-sectional morphologies and the translational motion of the IVC induced by sniffing. On the basis of the relationship between venous pressure and compliance, it was hypothesized that the cross-sectional morphology of the IVC, which was obtained using three-dimensional echocardiography, might estimate CVP more accurately compared with standard grading by 2DE...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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#7
LETTER
Kyoko Otani, Li-Tan Yang, Masaaki Takeuchi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065584/mechanical-dispersion-by-strain-echocardiography-a-novel-tool-to-diagnose-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-athletes
#8
Frédéric Schnell, David Matelot, Magalie Daudin, Gaelle Kervio, Philippe Mabo, François Carré, Erwan Donal
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated that global longitudinal strain (GLS) is altered in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) in comparison with athletes. Nevertheless, these results rely on studies comparing sedentary patients with HCM with healthy athletes. The aims of this study were to confirm these findings in an appropriate group of athletes with HCM and to study the additive value of novel parameters (i.e., mechanical dispersion and exercise GLS). METHODS: Thirty-six athletes with HCM were prospectively included and were compared with 36 sedentary patients with HCM, 36 healthy athletes, and 36 sedentary control subjects of similar age...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065583/left-ventricular-contraction-pattern-in-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-and-preserved-ejection-fraction-simultaneous-stress-strain-analysis-by-three-dimensional-echocardiography
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Kaspar Broch, Stefano F de Marchi, Richard Massey, Jonny Hisdal, Svend Aakhus, Lars Gullestad, Stig Urheim
BACKGROUND: The role of speckle-tracking echocardiography in the assessment of chronic aortic regurgitation (AR) is not established. Load dependency may encumber the interpretation of strain measurements in the chronically overloaded left ventricle. The aim of this study was to investigate the mechanisms of left ventricular (LV) contraction patterns in asymptomatic patients with moderate to severe AR and preserved ejection fractions. METHODS: In this prospective, cross-sectional study, 31 patients with moderate to severe AR, 15 elite endurance athletes, and 17 healthy control subjects were examined using three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography...
January 5, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049601/validation-of-left-atrial-volume-estimation-by-left-atrial-diameter-from-the-parasternal-long-axis-view
#10
Grazia Canciello, Giovanni de Simone, Raffaele Izzo, Alessandra Giamundo, Filomena Pacelli, Costantino Mancusi, Maurizio Galderisi, Bruno Trimarco, Maria-Angela Losi
BACKGROUND: Measurement of left atrial (LA) volume (LAV) is recommended for quantification of LA size. Only LA anteroposterior diameter (LAd) is available in a number of large cohorts, trials, or registries. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether LAV may be reasonably estimated from LAd. METHODS: One hundred forty consecutive patients referred to our outpatient clinics were prospectively enrolled to measure LAd from the long-axis view on two-dimensional echocardiography...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049600/is-it-possible-to-measure-the-rr-interval-of-a%C3%A2-single-beat-with-the-novel-fully-automatic-three-dimensional-quantification-software-heartmodel
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LETTER
Lingyun Kong, Xueyan Ding, Xiuzhang Lv
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049599/effective-orifice-area-during-exercise-in-bileaflet-mechanical-valve-prostheses
#12
Philippe B Bertrand, Matteo Pettinari, Hélène De Cannière, Herbert Gutermann, Christophe J P Smeets, David Verhaert, Robert A Dion, Pascal Verdonck, Pieter M Vandervoort
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate the evolution of the transprosthetic pressure gradient and effective orifice area (EOA) during dynamic bicycle exercise in bileaflet mechanical heart valves and to explore the relationship with exercise capacity. METHODS: Patients with bileaflet aortic valve replacement (n = 23) and mitral valve replacement (MVR; n = 16) prospectively underwent symptom-limited supine bicycle exercise testing with Doppler echocardiography and respiratory gas analysis...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049598/prognostic-value-of-myocardial-perfusion-analysis-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-a-meta-analysis
#13
Jiancheng Xiu, Kai Cui, Yuegang Wang, Hua Zheng, Gangbin Chen, Qian Feng, Jianping Bin, Juefei Wu, Thomas R Porter
BACKGROUND: Myocardial perfusion (MP) imaging during stress myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) improves the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, its prognostic value to predict cardiac events in patients with known or suspected CAD is still undefined. METHODS: A search was conducted for single- or multicenter prospective studies that evaluated the prognostic value of stress MCE in patients with known or suspected CAD. A database search was performed through June 2015...
December 31, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024853/inferior-vena-cava-compression-as-a-novel-maneuver-to-detect-patent-foramen-ovale-a%C3%A2-transesophageal-echocardiographic-study
#14
Eiji Yamashita, Tomoyuki Murata, Eri Goto, Takeshi Fujiwara, Takehito Sasaki, Kentaro Minami, Kohki Nakamura, Koji Kumagai, Shigeto Naito, Kazuomi Kario, Shigeru Oshima
BACKGROUND: The Valsalva maneuver, the most sensitive test for patent foramen ovale (PFO) detection, is difficult during transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), especially after sedation. The aim of this study was to compare PFO detection effectiveness between inferior vena cava (IVC) compression and the Valsalva maneuver. METHODS: A total of 293 patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation undergoing TEE before initial atrial fibrillation ablation were prospectively enrolled...
December 23, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986360/authors-reply
#15
LETTER
Rami Doukky, Enrique Garcia-Sayan, Rojina Pant, Mita Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986359/commonly-used-echocardiographic-diastolic-function-parameters-and-left-atrial-appendage-thrombus
#16
LETTER
Zhongxiu Chen, Hao Yang, Li Rao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986358/novel-ultrasound-methods-to-investigate-carotid-artery-plaque-vulnerability
#17
REVIEW
Amer M Johri, Julia E Herr, Terry Y Li, Olivia Yau, Vijay Nambi
Features of vulnerable plaque include a high lipid content, an irregular shape, a thin fibrous cap, and neovascularization, but such lesions often fall into the category of nonstenotic, despite being at high risk for rupture, and therefore may be overlooked. In this review, the authors describe state-of-the-art investigative ultrasound methods to assess the activity, quality, and morphology of atherosclerotic plaque to determine vulnerability. Specifically, the authors focus on carotid artery plaque, describing the assessment of plaque activity through the detection of neovascularization using contrast-enhanced ultrasound, the characterization of plaque quality by advanced grayscale and integrated backscatter analysis methods, and the assessment of plaque morphology using three-dimensional ultrasound...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986357/interaction-of-left-ventricular-remodeling-and-regional-dyssynchrony-on-long-term-prognosis-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
#18
Bhupendar Tayal, Peter Sogaard, Antonia Delgado-Montero, Akiko Goda, Samir Saba, Niels Risum, John Gorcsan
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular (LV) remodeling in heart failure (HF) manifested by chamber dilatation is associated with worse clinical outcomes. However, the impact of LV dilatation on the association of measures of dyssynchrony with long-term prognosis and resynchronization potential after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) remains unclear. METHODS: Two hundred sixty CRT patients in New York Heart Association classes II to IV, with ejection fractions ≤ 35% and QRS intervals ≥ 120 msec, were prospectively studied...
December 13, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939052/acoustic-behavior-of-a-reactivated-commercially-available-ultrasound-contrast-agent
#19
Songita A Choudhury, Feng Xie, Paul A Dayton, Thomas R Porter
BACKGROUND: Commercially available microbubbles such as Definity contain octafluoropropane encapsulated in a lipid shell. This perfluorocarbon can be compressed into liquid nanodroplets at room temperatures and activated with transthoracic diagnostic ultrasound. The aim of this study was to determine the size range and acoustic characteristics of Definity nanodroplets (DNDs) compared with Definity microbubbles (DMBs). METHODS: An in vitro flow system was used with a diagnostic ultrasound transducer (S5-1, iE33)...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939051/right-dominant-unbalanced-atrioventricular-septal-defect-echocardiography-in-surgical-decision-making
#20
Alisa Arunamata, Sowmya Balasubramanian, Richard Mainwaring, Katsuhide Maeda, Elif Seda Selamet Tierney
BACKGROUND: Management of right-dominant atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) remains a challenge given the spectrum of ventricular hypoplasia. The purpose of this study was to assess whether reported echocardiographic indices and additional measurements were associated with operative strategy in right-dominant AVSD. METHODS: A blinded observer retrospectively reviewed preoperative echocardiograms of patients who underwent surgery for right-dominant AVSD (January 2000 to July 2013)...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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