Myocardial tissue characterisation using echocardiographic deformation imaging
Myocardial pathology results in significant morbidity and mortality, whether due to primary cardiomyopathic processes or secondary to other conditions such as ischemic heart disease. Cardiac imaging techniques... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - November 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Mohammed A. Moharram, Regis R. Lamberts, Gillian Whalley, Michael J. A. Williams and Sean Coffey Tags: Review Source Type: research

Effect of sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors on cardiac function and cardiovascular outcome: a systematic review
A high incidence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and increased risk of cardiovascular events have been reported in patients with diabetes mellitus. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors s... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - November 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Koichiro Matsumura and Tetsuro Sugiura Tags: Review Source Type: research

Clinical implication of disturbed left atrial phasic functions in the heterogeneous population associated with hypertension or atrial fibrillation
To evaluate left atrial (LA) phasic functions in patients with hypertension and/or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) and its clinical significance. (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - November 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Mengruo Zhu, Haiyan Chen, Yang Liu and Xianhong Shu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Global longitudinal strain as an Indicator of cardiac Iron overload in thalassemia patients
Cardiac involvement due to iron overload is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with thalassemia, and many patients remain asymptomatic until the late stages. Therefore, early detectio... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - November 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Firoozeh Abtahi, Alireza Abdi, Saideh Jamshidi, Mehran Karimi, Mohammad Ali Babaei-Beigi and Armin Attar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Impact of a training program incorporating cardiac magnetic resonance imaging on the accuracy and reproducibility of two-dimensional echocardiographic measurements of left ventricular volumes and ejection fraction
Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF) assessed by two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) is the most widely used parameter for clinical decision-making, but reproducibility and accuracy problems remai... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 31, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Yosuke Nabeshima, Hidehiro Namisaki, Toshihiro Teshima, Yasuhiko Kurashige, Akiko Kakio, Azusa Fukumitsu, Yutaka Otsuji and Masaaki Takeuchi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Normative reference ranges for echocardiographic chamber dimensions in a healthy Central European population: results from the Czech post-MONICA survey
Normative reference values for echocardiographic chamber quantification are of great importance; however, this can be challenging. Our aim was to derive these values including degrees of abnormality from a ran... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 30, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Josef Marek, Jean-Claude Lubanda, Renata Cifkova, Petr Kuchynka, Lubor Golan, Eduard Nemcek and Ales Linhart Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic relevance and determinants of mitral leaflet size in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Whether mitral leaflet elongation is a primary phenotype of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is controversial. We investigated the genetic relevance and determinants of mitral leaflet size by performing exten... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 28, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Hyemoon Chung, Yoonjung Kim, Chul-Hwan Park, Jong-Youn Kim, Pil-Ki Min, Young Won Yoon, Tae Hoon Kim, Byoung Kwon Lee, Bum-Kee Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Kyung-A Lee and Eui-Young Choi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of left ventricular remodelling in young Afro-Caribbean athletes
Cardiac adaptation to intense physical training is determined by many factors including age, gender, body size, load training and ethnicity. Despite the wide availability of ECG analysis, with a higher presenc... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Giorgio Galanti, Loira Toncelli, Benedetta Tosi, Melissa Orlandi, Chiara Giannelli, Laura Stefani, Gabriele Mascherini and Pietro A. Modesti Tags: Research Source Type: research

Index of contractile asymmetry improves patient selection for CRT: a proof-of-concept study
Nearly one-third of heart failure (HF) patients do not respond to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) despite having left bundle branch block (LBBB). The aim of the study was to investigate a novel method ... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Tomas Zaremba, Bhupendar Tayal, Sam Riahi, Anna Margrethe Th øgersen, Niels Eske Bruun, Kasper Janus Grønn Emerek, Joseph Kisslo, Thomas Fritz Hansen, Niels Risum and Peter Søgaard Tags: Research Source Type: research

Global longitudinal strain is a more reproducible measure of left ventricular function than ejection fraction regardless of echocardiographic training
Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is an established method for evaluation of left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Global longitudinal strain (GLS) by speckle tracking echocardiography seems to be a... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - September 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Sigve Karlsen, Thomas Dahlslett, Bj ørnar Grenne, Benthe Sjøli, Otto Smiseth, Thor Edvardsen and Harald Brunvand Tags: Research Source Type: research

Clinical value of myocardial performance index in patients with isolated diastolic dysfunction
The Doppler-derived myocardial performance index (MPI) has been considered as a diagnostic and prognostic Doppler marker for many different clinical conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the d... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - August 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Jos é Maria Gonçalves Fernandes, Benício de Oliveira Romão, Ivan Romero Rivera, Maria Alayde Mendonça, Francisco de Assis Costa, Margareth de Souza Lira Handro, Orlando Campos, Ângelo Amato V. De Paola and Valdir Ambrósio Moisés Tags: Research Source Type: research

General anesthesia and positive pressure ventilation suppress left and right ventricular myocardial shortening in patients without myocardial disease – a strain echocardiography study
Myocardial deformation imaging using speckle-tracking echocardiography to assess global longitudinal strain (GLS) is today considered a more sensitive measure of left ventricular (LV) systolic function than ej... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - August 10, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Keti Dalla, Odd Bech-Hanssen and Sven-Erik Ricksten Tags: Research Source Type: research

Area of the pressure-strain loop during ejection as non-invasive index of left ventricular performance: a population study
Previous studies highlighted the usefulness of integrating left ventricular (LV) deformation (strain) and hemodynamic parameters to quantify LV performance. In a population sample, we investigated the anthropo... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - August 5, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Nicholas Cauwenberghs, Mahdi Tabassian, Lutgarde Thijs, Wen-Yi Yang, Fang-Fei Wei, Piet Claus, Jan D ’hooge, Jan A. Staessen and Tatiana Kuznetsova Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of right ventricular function in fetuses with isolated single umbilical artery using spatiotemporal image correlation M-mode
Postnatal outcome of fetuses with isolated single umbilical artery (SUA) is determined mainly by right ventricular function. Our study examined whether there are differences in right ventricular function durin... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - July 20, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Tian-gang Li, Fang Nie, Zhen-dong Li, Yan-fang Wang and Qi Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

The effect of cardiac shock wave therapy on myocardial function and perfusion in the randomized, triple-blind, sham-procedure controlled study
Recent triple-blind sham procedure-controlled study revealed neutral effects of the cardiac shock wave therapy (CSWT) on exercise tolerance and symptoms in patients with stable angina. Current data about the e... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - July 4, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Jelena Čelutkienė, Greta Burneikaitė, Evgeny Shkolnik, Gabrielius Jakutis, Donatas Vajauskas, Kamilė Čerlinskaitė, Gitana Zuozienė, Birutė Petrauskienė, Roma Puronaitė, Renata Komiagienė, Irena Butkuvienė, Rima Steponėnienė, Jonas Misiūra a Tags: Research Source Type: research

Intracardiac echocardiography versus fluoroscopy for endovascular and endocardial catheter navigation during cryo-ablation of the slow pathway in AVNRT patients
A new zero-fluoroscopy technique for electrophysiology catheter navigation relying on intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) has been recently reported (Ice&ICE trial). We investigated potential differences in ef... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - June 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Blerim Luani, Thomas Rauwolf, Conrad Genz, Alexander Schmei ßer, Marcus Wiemer and Rüdiger C. Braun-Dullaeus Tags: Research Source Type: research

Echocardiographic predictors of intraoperative right ventricular dysfunction: a 2D and speckle tracking echocardiography study
Intraoperative or post procedure right ventricular (RV) dysfunction confers a poor prognosis in the post-operative period. Conventional predictors for RV function are limited due the effect of cardiac surgery ... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - June 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Lisa Q. Rong, Brian Yum, Christiane Abouzeid, Maria Chiara Palumbo, Lillian R. Brouwer, Richard B. Devereux, Leonard N. Girardi, Jonathan W. Weinsaft, Mario Gaudino and Jiwon Kim Tags: Research Source Type: research

The Association of a classical left bundle Branch Block Contraction Pattern by vendor-independent strain echocardiography and outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy
The association of a Classical left bundle branch block (LBBB) contraction pattern and better outcome after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has only been studied using vendor-specific software for echo... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - May 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Kasper Emerek, Daniel J. Friedman, Peter L. S ørensen, Steen M. Hansen, Jacob M. Larsen, Niels Risum, Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, Claus Graff, Brett D. Atwater, Joseph Kisslo and Peter Søgaard Tags: Research Source Type: research

Left atrial strain reproducibility using vendor-dependent and vendor-independent software
Two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) enables objective assessment of left atrial (LA) deformation through the analysis of myocardial strain, which can be measured by different speckle-tra... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - May 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Yu Wang, Zhilian Li, Hongwen Fei, Yongsen Yu, Siqi Ren, Qiongwen Lin, Hezhi Li, Yongwen Tang, Yuezheng Hou and Mingqi Li Tags: Research Source Type: research

Genetic anomalies in fetuses with tetralogy of Fallot by using high-definition chromosomal microarray analysis
The etiology of TOF is complex and the genesis of TOF has been associated with environmental factors and genetic disorders, including chromosomal anomalies, aneuploidies, 22q11.2 deletion and single-gene disea... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - May 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Ruan Peng, Ju Zheng, Hong-Ning Xie, Miao He and Mei-Fang Lin Tags: Research Source Type: research

Accurate assessment of LV function using the first automated 2D-border detection algorithm for small animals - evaluation and application to models of LV dysfunction
Echocardiography is the most commonly applied technique for non-invasive assessment of cardiac function in small animals. Manual tracing of endocardial borders is time consuming and varies with operator experi... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - April 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Jana Grune, Daniel Ritter, Kristin Kr äker, Kathleen Pappritz, Niklas Beyhoff, Till Schütte, Christiane Ott, Cathleen John, Sophie van Linthout, Carsten Tschöpe, Ralf Dechend, Dominik N. Muller, Nadine Haase, Tilman Grune, Ulrich Kintscher and Wolfgang Tags: How I do it article Source Type: research

The assessment of pressure-volume relationship during exercise stress echocardiography predicts left ventricular remodeling and eccentric hypertrophy in patients with chronic heart failure
The contractile response of patients with heart failure (HF) may be assessed by exercise stress echocardiography (ESE)-derived indexes. We sought to test whether ESE parameters are useful to identify the risk ... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - April 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Iacopo Fabiani, Nicola Riccardo Pugliese, Claudia Santini, Mario Miccoli, Andreina D ’Agostino, Ilaria Rovai, Matteo Mazzola, Roberto Pedrinelli and Frank Lloyd Dini Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reliability of three-dimensional color flow Doppler and two-dimensional pulse wave Doppler transthoracic echocardiography for estimating cardiac output after cardiac surgery
Three-dimensional color flow Doppler (3DCF) is a new convenient technique for cardiac output (CO) measurement. However, to date, no one has evaluated the accuracy of 3DCF echocardiography for CO measurement af... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - April 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Guang-wei Hao, Yang Liu, Guo-guang Ma, Jun-yi Hou, Du-ming Zhu, Lan Liu, Ying Zhang, Hua Liu, Ya-min Zhuang, Zhe Luo, Guo-wei Tu, Xiao-mei Yang and Hai-yan Chen Tags: Research Source Type: research

The feasibility study of transnasopharyngeal esophagus echocardiography in the ultrasonic diagnosis
Professor Xinfang Wang first introduced the clinical application of trans nose pharynx esophagus echocardiography (TNPEE) in 2014. Subsequently, we developed the technology. In the present study we assess the ... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - March 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Xiaofeng Wang, Fang Nie, Na Ye, Xuehui Liu and Shaoqing Yang Tags: Research Source Type: research

The value of left ventricular strain –volume loops in predicting response to cardiac resynchronization therapy
Three-dimensional (3D) speckle tracking imaging (STI) allows the simultaneous assessment of left ventricular (LV) strain and volume. We aim to explore the value of LV strain –volume loops in predicting response... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - February 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Mengruo Zhu, Haiyan Chen, Zibire Fulati, Yang Liu, Yangang Su and Xianhong Shu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Left ventricular geometric patterns in patients with type A aortic dissection
Aortic dilatation is a major risk factor for aortic dissection. The aim of the present study was to assess the relationship between left ventricular (LV) geometry and maximal ascending aorta (MAA). (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - February 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Soo-Jin Kim, Tae-Ho Park, Young-Rak Cho, Kyungil Park, Jong-Sung Park, Moo Hyun Kim and Young-Dae Kim Tags: Research Source Type: research

Role of cardiac imaging in Anderson-Fabry cardiomyopathy
The Anderson-Fabry disease (AFD, or simply Fabry Disease, FD; MIM #301500) is a rare X-linked lysosomal storage disorder (Xq22.1) characterized by progressive renal failure, leading to morbidity through cardio... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - January 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Walter Serra and Nicola Marziliano Tags: Review Source Type: research

Assessment of right atrium dysfunction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome using velocity vector imaging
This study aimed to assess the changes of RA function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) using velocity vector imaging (VVI) and to evaluate the application of VVI technology. (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - December 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Junfang Li, Changhong Lu, Wugang Wang, Kun Gong, Liang Zhao and Zhibin Wang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of sepsis induced cardiac dysfunction as a predictor of mortality
Sepsis is characterized by life threatening organ dysfunction with dysregulated immune response. Cardiac dysfunction seen in sepsis is unique as it is reversible within 7 –10 days. Initial study by Parker et al... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - November 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Amarja Ashok Havaldar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Speckle tracking echocardiography analyses of myocardial contraction efficiency predict response for cardiac resynchronization therapy
In patients with left ventricular (LV) dysssynchrony, contraction that doesn ’t fall into ejection period (LVEj) results in a waste of energy due to inappropriate contraction timing, which was now widely treate... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - November 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Zibire Fulati, Yang Liu, Ning Sun, Yu Kang, Yangang Su, Haiyan Chen and Xianhong Shu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Left atrial strain - an early marker of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in patients with hypertension and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation
2D strain imaging of the left atrium (LA) is a new echocardiographic method which allows us to determine contractile, conduit and reservoir functions separately. This method is particularly useful when changes... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Jonas Jarasunas, Audrius Aidietis and Sigita Aidietiene Tags: Research Source Type: research

Long-term follow-up in adults after tetralogy of Fallot repair
Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) is the most common cyanotic congenital heart disease and the population of ToF repair survivors is growing rapidly. Adults with repaired ToF develop late complications. The aim of thi... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Natalia D łużniewska, Piotr Podolec, Maciej Skubera, Monika Smaś-Suska, Jacek Pająk, Małgorzata Urbańczyk-Zawadzka, Wojciech Płazak, Maria Olszowska and Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of mitral annulus geometry between patients with ischemic and non-ischemic functional mitral regurgitation: implications for transcatheter mitral valve implantation
Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) is a new therapeutic option for high surgical risk patients with mitral regurgitation (MR). Mitral valve (MV) geometry quantification is of paramount importance fo... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Patrizia Aruta, Denisa Muraru, Andrada Camelia Guta, Sorina Mihaila, Niccol ò Ruozi, Chiara Palermo, Basma Elnagar, Sabino Iliceto and Luigi P. Badano Tags: Research Source Type: research

Usefulness of carotid ultrasonography in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease in patients undergoing exercise echocardiography
Relationship between carotid and coronary artery disease (CAD) in patients undergoing invasive and non-invasive test is unclear. The aim of the study is to evaluate whether carotid disease is associated with C... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 9, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Ra úl Franco-Gutiérrez, Alberto José Pérez-Pérez, Virginia Franco-Gutiérrez, Ana María Testa-Fernández, Rafael Carlos Vidal-Pérez, Manuel Lorenzo López-Reboiro, Víctor Manuel Puebla-Rojo, Melisa Santás-Álvarez, María Generosa Crespo-Leiro an Tags: Research Source Type: research

Assessment of left ventricular systolic and diastolic abnormalities in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using real-time three-dimensional echocardiography and two-dimensional speckle tracking imaging
Conventional echocardiography is not sensitive enough to assess left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) patients. This research attempts to find a new ultrasonic technology to be... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Xin Huang, Yan Yue, Yinmeng Wang, Yujiao Deng, Lu Liu, Yanqi Di, Shasha Sun, Deyou Chen, Li Fan and Jian Cao Tags: Research Source Type: research

Echocardiographic markers of dyssynchrony as predictors of super-response to cardiac resynchronisation therapy – a pilot study
Some patients with congestive heart failure have greater improvement of cardiac remodelling after cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) and they are identified as super-responders (SRs). It remains unclear i... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: V. A. Kuznetsov, A. M. Soldatova, J. D. Kasprzak, D. V. Krinochkin and N. N. Melnikov Tags: Research Source Type: research

The new clinical standard of integrated quadruple stress echocardiography with ABCD protocol
The detection of regional wall motion abnormalities is the cornerstone of stress echocardiography. Today, stress echo shows increasing trends of utilization due to growing concerns for radiation risk, higher c... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - October 2, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Eugenio Picano, Quirino Ciampi, Karina Wierzbowska-Drabik, M ădălina-Loredana Urluescu, Doralisa Morrone and Clara Carpeggiani Tags: Review Source Type: research

Layer-specific strain analysis in patients with suspected stable angina pectoris and apparently normal left ventricular wall motion
Non-invasive imaging tests are widely used in the evaluation of stable angina pectoris (SAP). Despite these tests, non-significant coronary lesions are not a rare finding in patients undergoing elective corona... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - September 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Mustafa Adem Y ılmaztepe and Fatih Mehmet Uçar Tags: Research Source Type: research

Relation of arterial stiffness to left ventricular structure and function in healthy women
Interactions between the left ventricular (LV) and the arterial system, (ventricular-arterial coupling) are key determinants of cardiovascular function. However, most of studies covered multiple cardiovascular... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - September 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Jing Zhang, Philip J. Chowienczyk, Tim D. Spector and Benyu Jiang Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comparison of non-triggered magnetic resonance imaging and echocardiography for the assessment of left atrial volume and morphology
Advanced atrial fibrillation (AF) patients have persistent AF, failed previous catheter ablation and/or an enlarged left atrium (LA), which is associated with a reduced success of AF ablation. Transthoracic ec... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Nicoline W. E. van den Berg, Dean R. P. P. Chan Pin Yin, Wouter R. Berger, Jolien Neefs, Rianne H. A. C. M. De Bruin-Bon, Henk A. Marquering, Annelie Slaar, R. Nils Planken and Joris R. de Groot Tags: Research Source Type: research

Comprehensive assessment of left ventricular myocardial function by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography
Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) results from the combined action of longitudinal and circumferential contraction, radial thickening, and basal and apical rotation. The study of these parameters toget... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - September 18, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Vicente Mora, Ildefonso Rold án, Elena Romero, Diana Romero, Javier Bertolín, Natalia Ugalde, Carmen Pérez-Olivares, Melisa Rodriguez-Israel, Jana Pérez-Gozalbo and Jorge A. Lowenstein Tags: Research Source Type: research

When to incorporate point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) into the initial assessment of acutely ill patients: a pilot crossover study to compare 2 POCUS-assisted simulation protocols
The purpose of this study was to determine the ideal timing for providers to perform point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) with the least increase in workload. (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - September 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Courtney E. Bennett, Sandhya Samavedam, Namita Jayaprakash, Alexander Kogan, Ognjen Gajic and Hiroshi Sekiguchi Tags: Research Source Type: research

Reproducibility of Transcranial Doppler ultrasound in the middle cerebral artery
Transcranial Doppler ultrasound remains the only imaging modality that is capable of real-time measurements of blood flow velocity and microembolic signals in the cerebral circulation. We here assessed the rep... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - September 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Jakub Kaczynski, Rachel Home, Karen Shields, Matthew Walters, William Whiteley, Joanna Wardlaw and David E. Newby Tags: Research Source Type: research

Quantitative analysis of mitral valve morphology in atrial functional mitral regurgitation using real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography atrial functional mitral regurgitation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) can result in atrial functional mitral regurgitation (MR), but the mechanism remains controversial. Few data about the relationship between the 3-dimensional morphology of the MV and t... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - August 21, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Tao Cong, Jinping Gu, Alex Pui-Wai Lee, Zhijuan Shang, Yinghui Sun, Qiaobing Sun, Hong Wei, Na Chen, Siyao Sun and Tingting Fu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion and central venous pressure in mechanically ventilated critically ill patients
The tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) is commonly recommended for estimating the right ventricular systolic function. The central venous pressure (CVP), which is determined by venous return an... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - August 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Hongmin Zhang, Xiaoting Wang, Xiukai Chen, Qing Zhang and Dawei Liu Tags: Research Source Type: research

Prospective assessment of cardiovascular risk parameters in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
The study presents a prospective follow-up assessment of cardiovascular (CV) risk parameters in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in comparison with control subjects. (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - August 1, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Bo żena Targońska-Stępniak, Mariusz Piotrowski, Robert Zwolak, Anna Drelich-Zbroja and Maria Majdan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Feasibility of basic transesophageal echocardiography in hemorrhagic shock: potential applications during resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA)
There are numerous studies in the cardiovascular literature that have employed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in swine models, but data regarding the use of basic TEE in swine models is limited. The pr... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - July 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: William A. Teeter, Bianca M. Conti, Phil J. Wasicek, Jonathan J. Morrison, Dawn Parsell, Bryan Gamble, Melanie R. Hoehn, Thomas M. Scalea and Samuel M. Galvagno Jr Tags: Research Source Type: research

Evaluation of a commercial multi-dimensional echocardiography technique for ventricular volumetry in small animals
The assessment of ventricular volumes using conventional echocardiography methods is limited with regards to the need of geometrical assumptions. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate a novel commercial s... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Jana Grune, Annelie Blumrich, Sarah Brix, Sarah Jeuthe, Cathleen Drescher, Tilman Grune, Anna Foryst-Ludwig, Daniel Messroghli, Wolfgang M. Kuebler, Christiane Ott and Ulrich Kintscher Tags: Technical notes Source Type: research

Are aortic coarctation and rheumatoid arthritis different models of aortic stiffness? Data from an echocardiographic study
Patients who underwent a successful repair of the aortic coarctation (CoA) show high risk for cardiovascular (CV) events. Mechanical and structural abnormalities in the ascending aorta (Ao) might have a role i... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - June 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Giorgio Faganello, Giovanni Cioffi, Maurizio Rossini, Federica Ognibeni, Alessandro Giollo, Maurizio Fisicaro, Giulia Russo, Concetta Di Nora, Sara Doimo, Luigi Tarantini, Carmine Mazzone, Antonella Cherubini, Biancamaria D ’Agata Mottolesi, Claudio Pan Tags: Research Source Type: research

Increased aortic intima-media thickness may be used to detect macrovascular complications in adult type II diabetes mellitus patients
Carotid intima media thickness (C-IMT) and aortic IMT (A-IMT) increase in adult and pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), respectively. In both age groups IMT is used for early detection of macrovasc... (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - June 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Authors: Ayse Selcan Koc and Hilmi Erdem Sumbul Tags: Research Source Type: research