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Journal of Cardiovascular Echography

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629270/left-atrial-function-and-coronary-slow-flow-is-there-diastolic-dysfunction-or-not
#1
Luca Longobardo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629269/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-systolic-excursion-and-fractional-shortening-for-the-assessment-of-right-ventricular-function
#2
Beuy Joob, Viroj Wiwanitkit
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629268/takotsubo-syndrome-in-patient-with-severe-mitral-and-aortic-regurgitation
#3
Francesco Sbrana, Vladyslav Chubuchny, Elisa Poggianti, Emilio Maria Pasanisi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629267/williams-syndrome-and-right-ventricular-noncompaction-a-rare-association
#4
Prashanth Panduranga, Mamatha Punjee Rajarao
Ventricular noncompaction and Williams syndrome are genetic disorders with typical clinical and echocardiographic cardiovascular manifestations. Here, we describe a young patient with rare association of clinical phenotype suggestive of Williams syndrome and right ventricular noncompaction.
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629266/giant-left-ventricular-pseudoaneurysm-as-a-late-complication-of-myocardial-infarction
#5
Inês Silveira, Patrícia Rodrigues, Catarina Gomes, Severo Torres
We present a case of a 63-year-old patient referred to a cardiology consultation due to progressive symptoms of heart failure. He had a history of an inferior ST elevation acute myocardial infarction 6 years ago. Echocardiogram revealed a giant left ventricular aneurysm/pseudoaneurysm involving the inferior and inferolateral left ventricular walls, with a massive mural thrombus. Additional characterization was done by cardiac magnetic resonance, essential in establishing the diagnosis of pseudoaneurysm and to guide subsequent management...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629265/ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-an-unusual-cause-of-heart-failure
#6
Laxman Dubey
A 35-year-old male patient presented with heart failure. On examination, there was a continuous murmur over the left sternum. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a ruptured aneurysm arising from the noncoronary sinus of Valsalva and draining into the right atrium.
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629264/echocardiographic-assessment-of-ventricular-septal-rupture-and-left-ventricular-aneurysm-after-inferior-and-posterior-myocardial-infarction
#7
Giuliana Pace, Gianfranco Filippone, Egle Corrado, Fabio Triolo, Vincenzo Argano, Salvatore Novo
We present a case of posterior ventricular septal rupture associated to left ventricular aneurysm manged, during peri-operative period, by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography findings add adjunctive and more accurate information regarding morphological details of the ventricular septal rupture rather than two-dimensional echocardiography, allowing, meanwhile, the detection of the outcome of the surgical repair.
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629263/a-biatrial-myxoma-with-triple-ripples
#8
Ramachandra Barik
Cardiac myxoma is a benign tumor, but it is known for its space-occupying effect at the site of origin and frequent systemic embolization. This case report highlights a biatrial myxoma of interatrial septum who presented with significant tricuspid valve regurgitation, atrial fibrillation, and cardioembolic stroke of the left parietal lobe, i.e., a biatrial myxoma with triple ripples.
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629262/thrombolysis-followed-by-apixaban-for-massive-pulmonary-embolism-and-free-floating-thrombus-in-right-ventricle-in-a-patient-with-breast-cancer
#9
Sergio Fasullo, Nicola Morabito, Sergio Cannizzaro, Gioacchino Cosenza, Vito Pinto, Filippo Ganci, Sebastiano Scalzo, Stefania Davi, Giorgio Maringhini
Free-floating thrombus in the right ventricle, associated with a massive acute pulmonary embolism (PE), is a rare phenomenon. PE is an important clinical entity with considerable mortality despite advances in diagnosis and treatment. The prognosis of PE depends on right ventricular dysfunction, myocardial injury markers, and early treatment. In this report, we present the case of a 71-year-old woman with a history of breast cancer admitted to intensive care unit for PE complicated by syncope. Although our case may seem complex because it is not represented in the guidelines, the result was satisfactory and showed how treatment with new anticoagulants (in this case apixaban) after massive thrombolysis of PE could be considered and included in the new guidelines...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629261/an-unusual-left-atrial-mass-in-a-woman-with-active-breast-cancer-and-recent-cardiothoracic-surgery
#10
Giuseppe Ciliberti, Luciano Carotti, Nicola Russo, Margherita Ilaria Gioia, Giovanni Caroli, Federico Guerra, Marco Di Eusanio, Alessandro Capucci
Atrial masses are rare and more often localized in the right atrium. They are usually detected incidentally, and the leading causes are tumors, thrombi, or infective vegetations. However, normal structures and artifacts ("pseudomasses") should also be considered in differential diagnosis, especially after cardiac and/or aortic surgery. We present a case of an unusual left atrial image observed on transthoracic echocardiography in an 83-year-old woman after an intervention of open-chest ascending aorta replacement and myocardial revascularization...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629260/acute-right-ventricular-failure-postintubation-in-a-mitral-stenosis-patient
#11
Sridhar Reddy Musuku, Saroj Pani, John Cagino
Mitral stenosis (MS) is prevalent in 0.02-0.2% of the population in developed countries. The pathophysiology of MS results in elevated left atrial pressures and over-time results in pulmonary hypertension (HTN) which ultimately affects the right ventricle. In addition, MS restricts the diastolic filling of the left ventricle. Therefore, during induction patients with MS are limited by their ability to increase cardiac output by increasing stroke volume. Anesthesia goals in severe MS are to avoid sudden changes in heart rate, as well as systemic and pulmonary artery pressures...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629259/hypoplasia-or-absence-of-posterior-leaflet-a-rare-congenital-anomaly-of-the-mitral-valve-in-adulthood-case-series
#12
Vito Maurizio Parato, Stefano Lucio Masia
We present a case series of two adult patients with almost complete absence of the posterior mitral valve leaflet and who are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, with two different degrees of mitral regurgitation.
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629258/detection-of-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-by-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography
#13
Rakesh Kumar Ola, Chandra Bhan Meena, S Ramakrishnan, Ashish Agarwal, Smriti Bhargava
Background: Left ventricular remodeling (LVR) after ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) harbingers poor prognosis. Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) is more accurate than 2 D echo for the assessment of left ventricle (LV) shape. We assessed LV geometry with 3D ECHO 6 months after STEMI in patients who had primary angioplasty. Materials and Methods: In this prospective study, morphological and functional analysis of LV with 3D ECHO (volumes, LVEF, 3D sphericity index [SI]) was assessed up to 7 days and 6 months in 42 STEMI patients...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629257/12-year-temporal-trend-in-referral-pattern-and-test-results-of-stress-echocardiography-in-a-tertiary-care-referral-center-with-moderate-volume-activities-and-cath-lab-facility
#14
Andrea Barbieri, Francesca Mantovani, Francesca Bursi, Ylenia Bartolacelli, Marcella Manicardi, Maria Giulia Lauria, Giuseppe Boriani
Background: Data on stress echocardiography (SE) time-related changes in referral patterns and diagnostic yield for detection of inducible ischemia could enhance Echo Lab quality benchmarks and performance measures. Aim: This study aims to evaluate temporal trends in SE test results among ambulatory patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease (CAD) in a tertiary care referral center with moderate (>100/year) volume SE activities and Cath-Lab facility...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629256/european-society-of-cardiology-proposed-diagnostic-echocardiographic-algorithm-in-elective-patients-with-clinical-suspicion-of-infective-endocarditis-diagnostic-yield-and-prognostic-implications-in-clinical-practice
#15
Andrea Barbieri, Francesca Mantovani, Roberta Lugli, Francesca Bursi, Matteo Fabbri, Ylenia Bartolacelli, Marcella Manicardi, Guglielmo Stefanelli, Cristina Mussini, Giuseppe Boriani
Background: Echocardiography plays a central role in diagnosing infective endocarditis (IE). Accordingly, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has proposed a diagnostic echocardiographic algorithm. However, new studies are still needed to evaluate the degree of implementation of these guidelines in clinical practice and their consequences on incidence and prognosis of IE. Aim: This study aims to investigate the diagnostic yield of the ESC proposed echocardiographic algorithm in patients with suspected IE...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629255/obesity-cardiac-remodeling-and-metabolic-profile-validation-of-a-new-simple-index-beyond-body-mass-index
#16
Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Concetta Di Nora, Stefano Poli, Lina Sparacino, Iulian Cosei, Andreea Ravasel, Andreea Catarina Popescu, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu
Aim: The body mass index (BMI), the most used anthropometric index of obesity, has an important limitation, not taking into consideration the distribution of body fat. We developed a new simple index: the waist-corrected BMI (wBMI), calculated as waist circumference (WC) × BMI. The study aim was to assess the role of wBMI, compared to BMI, WC, and Waist-to-Height Ratio (WHtR) in predicting abnormal cardiac geometry, insulin resistance, increased arterial stiffness, and dyslipidemia. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study that included 805 patients referred to our Department of Preventive Cardiology for risk factors evaluation and treatment...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629254/multimodality-imaging-and-clinical-significance-of-congenital-ventricular-outpouchings-recesses-diverticula-aneurysms-clefts-and-crypts
#17
REVIEW
Alberto Cresti, Pierpaolo Cannarile, Elena Aldi, Marco Solari, Bruno Sposato, Luca Franci, Ugo Limbruno
The high spatial resolution of cardiac computed tomography (CT) and cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) permit the diagnosis of congenital ventricular outpouchings (CVOs), including congenital ventricular diverticula (CVD), congenital ventricular aneurysms (CVA), clefts, and crypts. A unique classification has not been established, and these terms are used interchangeably with confounding terminology. Moreover, their significance is not univocal. A research was performed using PubMed on six subjects: (1) congenital left ventricular outpouchings; (2) congenital ventricular diverticulum; (3) congenital ventricular aneurysm; (4) ventricular clefts; (5) ventricular crypts; and (6) ventricular crevices...
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629253/cardiovascular-multimodality-imaging-it-is-time-to-get-on-board-a-societ%C3%A3-italiana-di-ecocardiografia-e-cardiovascular-imaging-statement
#18
Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Giorgio Faganello, Antonio Mantero, Rodolfo Citro, Paolo Colonna, Mauro Giorgi, Vincenzo Manuppelli, Ines Monte, Licia Petrella, Alfredo Posteraro, Vitantonio Di Bello, Scipione Carerj, Frank Benedetto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142818/shortness-of-breath-on-exertion-a-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words
#19
Chrysanthos Grigoratos, Andrea Barison, Giancarlo Todiere, Giovanni Donato Aquaro
This is the case of a 78-year-old male patient that underwent a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) due to shortness of breath. An unanticipated diagnosis of a giant pseudoaneurysm with a "guitar-like" appearance was made and patient was sent for urgent ventriculoplasty. CMR offered striking illustrative images allowing for previously unsuspected diagnosis to be made and patient's therapeutic management modified. Moreover, in this case, we emphasize the paramount importance of differentiating between true aneurysms, pseudoaneurysms, clefts, and diverticuli since each pathology has completely different management and prognosis that vary from benign to potentially fatal if not immediately treated...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142817/an-unusual-case-of-aortic-right-atrium-fistula-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
#20
Maria Chiara Todaro, Alessandro Aprile, Adriana Ravera, Gaetano Senatore
An aorta-to-right atrium (RA) fistula is an anomalous communication between the ascending or descending thoracic aorta and the RA. In this report, we describe a case of an idiopathic aortic root-to-RA fistula occasionally found during a coronary angiography performed in a young patient admitted for acute chest pain with evidence of multivessel coronary artery disease. The anatomical peculiarity of this fistulous communication is that it gave origin to collateral vessels furnishing the inferolateral wall of the left ventricle...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
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