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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132805/feasibility-of-the-use-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-as-a-surface-probe-for-puncturing-and-catheterization-of-the-internal-jugular-vein-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Yi Teng, Mengchan Ou, Hai Yu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe as a surface probe with the vascular probe for guiding internal jugular vein (IJV) catheterization. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, controlled pilot study. SETTING: University hospital. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred cardiac surgery patients, including 50 adult and 50 pediatric patients. INTERVENTIONS: Patients in the TEE probe group received right IJV catheterization using the TEE probe, while the vascular probe group used the vascular probe for catheterization...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064261/risk-assessment-for-infected-endocarditis-in-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteremia-patients-when-is-transesophageal-echocardiography-needed
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Luca Longobardo, Sarah Klemm, Margaret Cook, Valerie Ravenna, Charles F Brummitt, Tadele Mengesha, Bijoy K Khandheria
AIMS: Echocardiography is the main technique for the diagnosis of endocarditis in patients with Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), but a consensus about performing transthoracic echocardiography or transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as first-line tests is currently lacking. Recently, a new scoring system has been proposed by Palraj et al. to guide the use of TEE in this population. Our aim was to validate this scoring system or modify it, if necessary. METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from SAB patients admitted from 2012 to 2014 were collected...
October 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056395/3d-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-new-imaging-tool-for-assessment-of-mitral-regurgitation-and-for-guiding-percutaneous-edge-to-edge-mitral-valve-repair
#3
REVIEW
Francesco F Faletra, Alain Berrebi, Giovanni Pedrazzini, Laura Anna Leo, V L Paiocch, G Cautilli, Gabriele Casso, Tiziano Cassina, Tiziano Moccetti, Joseph F Malouf
Real time three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) is probably the most powerful and convincing imaging method for understanding the complicated multiform morphology and for evaluating geometry, dynamics and function of degenerative and functional mitral valve (MV) regurgitation. Moreover, color Doppler 3D TEE has been valuable to identify the location of the regurgitant orifice and the severity of the mitral regurgitation. 3D TEE has been shown to be of enormous value in helping surgeons to perform MV repair...
October 19, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028783/three-dimensional-transesophageal-echocardiography-in-the-guide-of-cardiac-mass-biopsy-future-prospectives
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Daniela Di Lisi, Donatella Raspante, Vincenzo Lavanco, Mirko Curzi, Francesca Macaione, Massimo Cavallaro, Riccardo Tona, Giuseppina Novo, Salvatore Novo, Renato M Bragato
: Cardiac tumors are rare. Cardiovascular imaging is more important in the differential diagnosis of cardiac masses but no current noninvasive diagnostic tool has the ability to absolutely diagnose cardiac tumors. In effect cardiac biopsy remains the gold standard in the differential diagnosis. In our case we show the advantages of three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography as a guide for cardiac biopsy. We believe that 3D TEE is ready to be used in the guide of cardiac mass biopsy. Once interventionalists become confident with 3D imaging, this technique should be used routinely during these procedures...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016458/quantitative-analysis-of-hyperautofluorescent-rings-to-characterize-the-natural-history-and-progression-in-rpgr-associated-retinopathy
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James J L Tee, Angelos Kalitzeos, Andrew R Webster, Tunde Peto, Michel Michaelides
PURPOSE: Quantitative analysis of hyperautofluorescent rings and progression in subjects with retinitis pigmentosa associated with retinitis pigmentosa GTPase regulator (RPGR) gene mutations. METHODS: Prospective observational study of 46 subjects. Ring area, horizontal and vertical diameter measurements taken from outer and inner ring borders. Intraobserver repeatability, baseline measurements, progression rates, interocular symmetry, and association with age and genotype were investigated...
October 6, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993798/challenges-for-quality-assurance-of-target-volume-delineation-in-clinical-trials
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REVIEW
Amy Tien Yee Chang, Li Tee Tan, Simon Duke, Wai-Tong Ng
In recent years, new radiotherapy techniques have emerged that aim to improve treatment outcome and reduce toxicity. The standard method of evaluating such techniques is to conduct large scale multicenter clinical trials, often across continents. A major challenge for such trials is quality assurance to ensure consistency of treatment across all participating centers. Analyses from previous studies have shown that poor compliance and protocol violation have a significant adverse effect on treatment outcomes...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956098/how-to-size-asds-for-percutaneous-closure
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Isabelle Boon, Katrien Vertongen, Bernard P Paelinck, Laurent Demulier, An Van Berendoncks, Catherine De Maeyer, Fabienne Marchau, Joseph Panzer, Kristof Vandekerckhove, Daniel De Wolf
Percutaneous closure is the treatment of choice for secundum-type atrial septal defects (ASD). Balloon sizing (BS) has been the method of choice for deciding on device size. Improved 2D- and 3D-transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) imaging challenged the necessity of BS. Balloon sizing was performed with two additional techniques to measure the stretched dimension of the ASD. The 1st method uses a stiff guide wire which stretches the ASD and 2D TEE. The second technique uses 3D TEE. Two hundred and thirty-six patients with minimum 1-year follow-up were enrolled...
September 27, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887807/feasibility-of-multiplane-microtransoesophageal-echocardiographic-guidance-in-structural-heart-disease-transcatheter-interventions-in-adults
#8
V J Nijenhuis, A Alipour, N C Wunderlich, B J W M Rensing, G Gijsbers, J M Ten Berg, M J Suttorp, L V A Boersma, J A S van der Heyden, M J Swaans
INTRODUCTION: Structural heart interventions are guided by transoesophageal or intracardiac echocardiography (TEE/ICE). MicroTEE, developed for paediatric purposes, is smaller and therefore less invasive and traumatic, avoiding the need for general anaesthesia. We aimed to show feasibility of procedural guidance by comparing image quality of microTEE with standard TEE and ICE during adult transcatheter interventions, and assess the accuracy in obtaining left atrial appendage (LAA) measurements between the microTEE probe and standard TEE...
December 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879526/intracardiac-echocardiography-for-structural-heart-and-electrophysiological-interventions
#9
REVIEW
Craig Basman, Yuvrajsinh J Parmar, Itzhak Kronzon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With an increasing number of interventional procedures performed for structural heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias each year, echocardiographic guidance is necessary for safe and efficient results. The purpose of this review article is to overview the principles of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and describes the peri-interventional role of ICE in a variety of structural heart disease and electrophysiological interventions. RECENT FINDINGS: Both transthoracic (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiography have limitations...
September 6, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866042/intracardiac-echocardiography-from%C3%A2-the%C3%A2-left-atrium-for-procedural-guidance-of-transcatheter-left-atrial-appendage%C3%A2-occlusion
#10
Kasper Korsholm, Jesper Møller Jensen, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) from the left atrium (LA) with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for procedural guidance of transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO). BACKGROUND: TEE with general anesthesia is the current gold standard to guide LAAO. By the use of ICE from the LA, LAAO can be performed in local anesthesia and may potentially have advantages over TEE. METHODS: A single-center, cohort study of patients undergoing LAAO with the Amplatzer Cardiac Plug or Amulet (St...
August 24, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28845004/-application-of-perimembranous-ventricular-septal-defects-closure-solely-by-femoral-vein-approach-under-transesophageal-echocardiography-guidance
#11
Haisong Bu, Lei Gao, Weizhi Zhang, Qin Wu, Wancun Jin, Mi Tang, Tianli Zhao
To investigate the feasibility and safety of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (PmVSD) closure solely by femoral vein approach under transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) guidance.
 Methods: From January 1, 2014 to May 31, 2016, 26 patients with PmVSD in Second Xiangya Hospital were selected, with age at 3.2-6.0 (4.3±0.7) years old and body weight at 15.0-19.5 (16.7±1.4) kg. The diameter of VSD was 3.5-4.8 (4.1±0.3) mm. All patients were treated by percutaneous PmVSD closure solely by femoral vein approach under TEE guidance...
July 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836342/single-trans-septal-access-technique-for-left-atrial-intracardiac-echocardiography-to-guide-left-atrial-appendage-closure
#12
Daniel Aguirre, Christian Pincetti, Luis Perez, Carlos Deck, Mario Alfaro, Maria Jesus Vergara, Gabriel Maluenda
OBJECTIVE: This registry aimed to describe the safety and feasibility of a single trans-septal (TS) access technique for left intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) guidance of left-atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedure. BACKGROUND: LAA closure is currently accepted as an alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who are at high-risk for bleeding. Currently, LAA closure procedure is typically performed under trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) guidance...
August 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826847/transesophageal-echocardiographic-assessment-of-pulmonary-artery-to-ascending-aorta-ratio-for-the-detection-of-pulmonary-hypertension-in-cardiac-surgical-patients
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Karthik Narendra Kumar, Naveen G Singh, Nagaraja P S, Thimmangouda A Patil, Manjunath N
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to investigate if the main pulmonary artery (mPA)-to-ascending aorta (AscAo), (mPA:AscAo) ratio could serve as a screening tool in identifying pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH). DESIGN: A prospective observational study. SETTING: Tertiary care center, university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-four adult patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting surgery (OPCAB)...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817542/safety-of-transesophageal-echocardiography%C3%A2-guided-electrical-cardioversion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation
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Joanna Zaprutko, Artur Baszko, Michał Michalak, Karol Kochman, Radosław Szymański, Jan Kłopocki, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Marek Michalski, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka
INTRODUCTION    Restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AFl) requires adequate oral anticoagulation prior to direct current cardioversion (DCC). Some patients eligible for DCC are not properly anticoagulated. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess risk factors for thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) as well as the safety profile of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided DCC in patients with inadequate anticoagulation...
August 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762919/-effectiveness-of-extended-myectomy-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-with-midventricular-obstruction
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A V Bogachev-Prokophiev, S I Zheleznev, M S Fomenko, R M Sharifulin, A V Afanasyev, O Yu Malakhova, A M Karaskov
PURPOSE: to assess effectiveness and safety of extended myectomy performed in patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM) with midventricular obstruction. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between 2010 and 2013 185 HOCM patients were operated for left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. Among these patients 32 had midventricular obstruction. Their age was 22-74 (mean 51.9+/-14.2) years. Mean peak gradient across LVOT was 89.1+/-20.4 mm Hg, thickness of interventricular septum was 26...
May 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761682/a-comparative-study-of-different-imaging-modalities-for-successful-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Danny Hf Chow, Gintautas Bieliauskas, Fadi J Sawaya, Oscar Millan-Iturbe, Klaus F Kofoed, Lars Søndergaard, Ole De Backer
OBJECTIVES: Accurate sizing of the left atrial appendage (LAA) is essential when performing percutaneous LAA closure. This study aimed to compare different LAA imaging modalities and sizing methods in order to obtain successful LAA closure. BACKGROUND: Percutaneous LAA closure is an increasingly used treatment strategy to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. LAA sizing has typically been done by 2D-transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE). METHODS: Patients who had a preprocedural TEE and preprocedural and postprocedural multislice CT (MSCT) were identified...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739246/three-dimensional-measurement-of-aortic-annulus-dimensions-using-area-or-circumference-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-valve-sizing-does-it-make-a-difference
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Alexandros Papachristidis, Michael Papitsas, Damian Roper, Yanzhong Wang, Rafal Dworakowski, Jonathan Byrne, Olaf Wendler, Philip MacCarthy, Mark J Monaghan
BACKGROUND: The use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is increasing worldwide. We present our 6-year experience using three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and investigate whether different sizing methods of the aortic annulus lead to different prosthesis size that may impact outcome. METHODS: We investigated 262 patients who underwent TAVR and had 3D TEE data sets of the aortic annulus. We have used the area-derived diameter (Darea = 2(area/π)) and the circumference-derived diameter (Dcirc = Circumference/π) to size the prosthesis in separate populations in different time periods...
September 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690218/-comparative-study-between-cardiac-catheterization-intervention-therapy-and-transthoracic-small-incision-surgery-for-closure-of-congenital-atrial-septal-defect-by-domestic-occluder-with-echocardiographic-monitoring
#18
Xiaomei He, Lina Zhao, Xuejia Guo, Ning Zhang, Yuna Sun, Jun Wang, Zhen Wang, Gaiqin Liu
To evaluate the safety of cardiac catheterization intervention therapy and transthoracic small incision surgery in the occlusion bydomestic occluder under echocardiography guiding in patients with atrial septal defect (ASD).
 Methods: A total of 1 080 patients with ASD in the occlusion by domestic occluder were analyzed retrospectively, and the interventional treatment were performed in 734 cases through cardiac catheterization intervention therapy and 346 cases through transthoracic small incision surgery...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675629/long-term-follow-up-after-left-atrial-appendage-occlusion-with-comparison-of-transesophageal-echocardiography-versus-computed-tomography-to-guide-medical-therapy-and-data-about-postclosure-cardioversion
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Benjamin Berte, Christine Attenhofer Jost, Dominik Maurer, Anja Fäh-Gunz, Xavier Pillois, Barbara Naegeli, Monica Pfyffer, Gabor Sütsch, Christoph Scharf
AIMS: The use of left atrial appendage (LAA) occluders in atrial fibrillation is increasing. There are few data on the comparison between transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and computed tomography (MDCT) assessing peridevice flow and outcome of electrical cardioversion (ECV) in these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Single-center prospective registry from 2009 to 2015 including all LAA occluders to analyze success and complications during implantation and follow-up...
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616275/transthoracic-echocardiography-is-a-safe-alternative-for-assessment-and-guidance-of-transcatheter-closure-of-secundum-atrial-septal-defect-in-children
#20
Alban-Elouen Baruteau, Sébastien Hascoët, Alain Fraisse
BACKGROUND: 2D-transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is routinely performed to guide percutaneous ASD closure in children. We aimed to assess whether two-dimensional (2D)-transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is a safe alternative for assessment and guidance of atrial septal defect (ASD) closure in unselected children. METHODS: We performed a retrospective single-center study including 389 consecutive children aged less than 15-year-old who underwent percutaneous ASD closure under 2D-TEE (1998-2005, n=133) or 2D-TTE (2005-2014, n=256)...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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