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By Matthew Balerdi Cardiology Registrar specialising in echocardiography ACHD and heart disease in pregnancy
Hiroshi Kuwaki, Masaaki Takeuchi, Victor Chien-Chia Wu, Kyoko Otani, Yasufumi Nagata, Atsushi Hayashi, Mai Iwataki, Shota Fukuda, Hidetoshi Yoshitani, Haruhiko Abe, Yutaka Otsuji
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to examine left atrial (LA) mechanics and the prognostic impact of patients with echocardiographic findings of E/A ratio ≤0.75, deceleration time (DcT) of mitral E-wave >140 ms, but E/ε' ≥10. BACKGROUND: Traditional diastolic dysfunction (DD) grading system could not classify every patient into a specific group. We considered the group of patients with E/A ≤0.75, DcT >140 ms, but E/ε' ≥10 (proposed new DD grade) as a new group in the DD grading system...
August 2014: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
Suwat Kongbundansuk, W Gregory Hundley
The introduction of multiple treatments for cancer, including chemotherapeutic agents and radiation therapy, has significantly reduced cancer-related morbidity and mortality. However, these therapies can promote a variety of toxicities, among the most severe being the ones involving the cardiovascular system. Currently, for many surviving cancer patients, cardiovascular (CV) events represent the primary cause of morbidity and mortality. Recent data suggest that CV injury occurs early during cancer treatment, creating a substrate for subsequent cardiovascular events...
August 2014: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
A Jamil Tajik, M Fuad Jan
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August 2014: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
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