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Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770036/unroofed-coronary-sinus-multimodality-imaging-of-geriatric-congenital-heart-disease
#1
Shahryar G Saba, Jaspreet Singh, Navid Rahmani, John N Makaryus
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770035/bifid-cardiac-apex-in-an-old-woman
#2
Constantina Masoura, Constantina Aggeli, Konstantinos Aznaouridis, Ioannis Felekos, Dimitris Tousoulis
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770034/echocardiographic-electrocardiographic-changes-and-clinical-outcomes-of-patients-who-respond-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-after-one-year
#3
Young Choi, Jaeho Byeon, Mi-Hyang Jung, Hae Ok Jung, Ho-Joong Youn
BACKGROUND: Response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is commonly assessed after 6 or 12 months. We evaluated subsequent echocardiographic changes, serial QRS duration, and clinical outcomes in patients showing delayed responses to CRT after 12 months. METHODS: Among all patients who received CRT in Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, 36 one-year survivors were enrolled. Indicators of a positive CRT response were ≥ 15% reduction in left ventricular end-systolic volume (LVESV) or ≥ 10% increase in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) on any follow up echocardiogram...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770033/epicardial-fat-thickness-is-correlated-with-vagal-hyperactivity-in-patients-with-neurally-mediated-syncope
#4
Kyoung Im Cho, Young Soo Lee, Byong Kyu Kim, Bong Joon Kim, Kee Sik Kim
BACKGROUND: Epicardial fat tissue has unique endocrine and paracrine functions that affect the cardiac autonomic system. The head-up tilt test (HUTT) is a simple non-invasive measurement that assesses autonomic nervous system dysfunction. We investigated the association between epicardial fat thickness (EFT) and autonomic neural tone, such as vagal tone. METHODS: A total of 797 consecutive patients (mean age 46.5 years, male: 45.7%) who underwent HUTT and echocardiography between March 2006 and June 2015 were enrolled...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770032/effects-of-decreased-annular-height-and-annular-saddle-shaped-non-planarity-in-degenerative-severe-mitral-regurgitation-with-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-real-time-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography
#5
Eun Jeong Cho, Sung-Ji Park, Ga Yeon Lee, Eun Kyoung Kim, Sung-A Chang, Jin-Oh Choi, Sang-Chol Lee, Seung Woo Park, Pyo Won Park
BACKGROUND: The extent of mitral annular (MA) remodeling and dysfunction is correlated with the severity of mitral regurgitation (MR) as well as left atrial (LA) and left ventricular (LV) dilation. MA dysfunction may be a useful prognostic factor for operative timing and MR recurrence after successful mitral valve (MV) repair. The aim of this study was to evaluate additive prognostic factors of MA non-planarity using real-time 3D transesophageal echocardiography (RT3D-TEE) analysis in patients with chronic severe MR and preserved LV systolic function...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770031/systematic-left-ventricular-assist-device-implant-eligibility-with-non-invasive-assessment-the-siena-protocol
#6
REVIEW
Matteo Cameli, Ferdinando Loiacono, Stefania Sparla, Marco Solari, Elisabetta Iardino, Giulia Elena Mandoli, Sonia Bernazzali, Massimo Maccherini, Sergio Mondillo
In patients with end-stage left ventricular (LV) heart failure who receive LV assist device (LVAD) implantation, right ventricular (RV) failure represents a possible critical complication that heavily affects morbidity and mortality. Several clinical, laboratory, hemodynamic, and echocardiographic variables have been found to be associated with RV failure occurrence after surgery. Different models and risk scores have been proposed, with poor results. No accordance has ever been reached about RV pre-operative evaluation, and time has come to introduce a standardized systematic protocol for LVAD suitability assessment according to RV function...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400934/quadricuspid-aortic-valve-complicated-with-severe-aortic-regurgitation-and-left-sided-inferior-vena-cava
#7
Jun Shiraishi, Kazunari Okawa, Kohei Muguruma, Daisuke Ito, Masayoshi Kimura, Eigo Kishita, Yusuke Nakagawa, Masayuki Hyogo, Akiyuki Takahashi, Takahisa Sawada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400933/impact-of-contrast-echocardiography-on-assessment-of-ventricular-function-and-clinical-diagnosis-in-routine-clinical-echocardiography-korean-multicenter-study
#8
Doo-Youp Kim, Jung-Hyun Choi, Geu-Ru Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Jang-Young Kim, Sang-Chol Lee, Il-Suk Sohn, Wook-Jin Chung, Hye-Sun Seo, Se-Jung Yoon, Kyoung-Im Cho, Si-Wan Choi, Kyung-Jin Lee
BACKGROUND: Fundamental echocardiography has some drawbacks in patients with difficult-to-image echocardiograms. The aim of this study is to evaluate impact of contrast echocardiography (CE) on ventricular function assessment and clinical diagnosis in routine clinical echocardiography. METHODS: Two hundred sixty patients were prospectively enrolled over 3 years in 12 medical centers in Korea. General image quality, the number of distinguishable segments, ability to assess regional wall motion, left ventricular (LV) apex and right ventricle (RV) visualization, LV ejection fraction, changes in diagnostic or treatment plan were documented after echocardiography with and without ultrasound contrast agent...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400932/role-of-quantitative-wall-motion-analysis-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain-at-emergency-department
#9
Kyung-Hee Kim, Sang-Hoon Na, Jin-Sik Park
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of acute chest pain in emergency department (ED), using limited resource and time, is still very difficult despite recent development of many diagnostic tools. In this study, we tried to determine the applicability of new semi-automated cardiac function analysis tool, velocity vector imaging (VVI), in the evaluation of the patients with acute chest pain in ED. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 48 patients, who visited ED with acute chest pain, and store images to analyze VVI from July 2005 to July 2007...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400931/evaluation-of-cardiac-functions-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
#10
Faten M Abd-El Aziz, Shereen Abdelghaffar, Eman M Hussien, Aya M Fattouh
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) represents one of the serious complications. To evaluate the cardiac function in children with T1D by conventional echocardiography and tissue Doppler imaging (TDI). METHODS: The study included 40 T1D patients (age between 6 and 16 years) with > 5 years duration of diabetes and 42 healthy control children. The patients were subjected to clinical evaluation and laboratory investigations [glycosylated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), serum lipids and lipoproteins]...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400930/the-relationships-between-body-mass-index-and-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-a-structurally-normal-heart-with-normal-ejection-fraction
#11
Jeong-Sook Seo, Han-Young Jin, Jae-Sik Jang, Tae-Hyun Yang, Dae-Kyeong Kim, Dong-Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: We conducted research to determine the effect of the weight on left ventricular (LV) diastolic function in Asians, who are at greater risk of cardiovascular events compared to individuals from Western countries with similar body mass indices (BMIs). METHODS: We studied 543 participants with structurally normal hearts and normal ejection fractions. Participants were classified as normal-weight (BMI < 23.0 kg/m(2)), overweight (BMI 23.0-27.4 kg/m(2)), or obese (BMI ≥ 27...
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400929/role-of-echocardiography-in-diagnosing-myocardial-ischemia-at-emergency-department
#12
EDITORIAL
Kyoung Im Cho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400928/progeria-of-the-heart-in-type-1-diabetic-children
#13
EDITORIAL
Chi Young Shim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090263/right-atrial-paraganglioma-an-extremely-rare-primary-cardiac-neoplasm-mimicking-myxoma
#14
Ashok Garg, Deepika Mishra, Manish Bansal, Hari Ram Maharia, Vikram Goyal
In this report, we present a case of 35-year-old lady who had presented with atypical chest pain and exertional breathlessness for past six months. Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiograms showed a well-circumscribed, echo-dense mass in the right atrium, attached to the interatrial septum at the level of atrioventricular junction and in the vicinity of coronary sinus ostium. She underwent successful resection of the cardiac mass. Histopathology revealed paraganglioma, which was reconfirmed by immunohistochemistry study...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090262/rapidly-growing-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-mass-in-patient-with-sarcomatoid-renal-cell-carcinoma
#15
Jongmin Hwang, Yong Hyun Park, Kyung Un Choi, Jeong Su Kim, Ki Won Hwang, Sang Hyun Lee, Min Ku Chon, Soo Yong Lee, Dae Sung Lee
Cardiac metastasis from renal cell carcinoma (RCC) without inferior vena cava (IVC) involvements is extremely rare with few reported cases. Sarcomatoid RCC with rhabdoid feature is a rare pathologic type of RCC having aggressive behavior due to great metastatic potential. Here, we report a case of rapidly growing cardiac metastasis of RCC which brought on right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction without IVC and right atrial involvement in a 61-year-old woman. Cardiac arrest occurred during radical nephrectomy and echocardiography revealed mass nearly obstructing the RVOT which was not recognized by preoperative echocardiography 1 month ago...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090261/fabry-disease-presenting-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-and-tricuspid-regurgitation
#16
Sang-Cheol Cho, Han-Wook Yoo, Jae Won Lee, Jeong Yoon Jang, Ran Heo, Jong-Min Song
A 71-year-old female who was diagnosed with nonobstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy since 1999 presented with dyspnea and severe edema on both legs. For the management of her symptom, cardiac surgery including tricuspid annuloplasty, Maze operation and right atrial reduction plasty was performed. During follow-up after cardiac surgery, a plasma α-galactosidase activity was checked for the screening of Fabry disease and the result was around lower normal limit. DNA analysis was implemented for confirmation and it revealed a heterozygote α-galactosidase mutation at exon 6 [c...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090260/redefining-effusive-constrictive-pericarditis-with-echocardiography
#17
Pieter van der Bijl, Philip Herbst, Anton F Doubell
BACKGROUND: Effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) is traditionally diagnosed by using the expensive and invasive technique of direct pressure measurements in the pericardial space and the right atrium. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic role of echocardiography in tuberculous ECP. METHODS: Intrapericardial and right atrial pressures were measured pre- and post-pericardiocentesis, and right ventricular and left ventricular pressures were measured post-pericardiocentesis in patients with tuberculous pericardial effusions...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090259/prevalence-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-korean-adult-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-result-of-a-pilot-echocardiographic-screening-study
#18
Su-Jin Yoo, Jae-Hyeong Park, Yunseon Park, Jae-Hwan Lee, Byung-Joo Sun, Jinhyun Kim, In Seol Yoo, Seung Cheol Shim, Seong Wook Kang
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Early detection and prompt treatment of PAH associated with SSc (SSc-PAH) result in better prognosis. We conducted echocardiographic study to presume the prevalence of PAH in Korean adult SSc patients and to diagnose SSc-PAH in their early stages with right heart catheterization (RHC). METHODS: We performed free of charge echocardiographic study including 37 adult SSc patients at the Chungnam National University Hospital...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090258/echocardiographic-and-histologic-correlations-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-influence-of-overweight-and-obesity
#19
Nydia Ávila-Vanzzini, Juan Francisco Fritche-Salazar, Nelva Marina Vázquez-Castro, Pedro Rivera-Lara, Oscar Pérez-Méndez, Humberto Martínez-Herrera, Mario Gómez-Sánchez, Alberto Aranda-Frausto, Héctor Herrera-Bello, María Luna-Luna, José Antonio Arias Godínez
BACKGROUND: Severe aortic stenosis (AS), leads to pathological left ventricular remodeling that may worsen with concomitant overweight and obesity (OW/O). METHODS: We aimed to prospectively analyze the impact of OW/O on ventricular remodeling in severe AS, by evaluating the percentage of intraendomyocardial fibrosis (PIEF) and the percentage of infiltrating intraendocardial lipid vacuoles (PIELV) and its relationship to global longitudinal strain (GLS) in patients with OW/O...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090257/epicardial-fat-thickness-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-are-increased-in-non-dipper-hypertensive-patients
#20
Bong Joon Kim, Kyoung Im Cho, Ji Hun Choi, Dong Hyun Park, Ga In Yu, Sung Il Im, Hyun Su Kim, Jeong Ho Heo, Tae-Joon Cha
BACKGROUND: In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness (EFT), neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR; an important inflammatory marker), and diurnal blood pressure (BP) changes in patients with recently diagnosed essential hypertension. METHODS: A total of 647 patients underwent echocardiography and 24 hours of ambulatory BP monitoring. EFT was measured by echocardiography, while NLR was measured by dividing the neutrophil count by the lymphocyte count...
December 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
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