Rate-Pressure Product vs. Peak Heart Rate for Assessment of Stress Adequacy during Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Michael W. Cullen, Robert B. McCully, Darrell R. Schroeder, Garvan C. Kane, Patricia A. Pellikka, Karen F. Mauck Tags: Brief Research Communication Source Type: research

Venous flow variation predicts preoperative pulmonary venous obstruction in children with total anomalous pulmonary venous connection
Identifying preoperative pulmonary venous obstruction in total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC) is important to guide treatment-planning and risk prognostication. No standardized echocardiographic definition of obstruction exists in the literature. Definitions based on absolute velocities are affected by technical limitations and variations in pulmonary venous return. We developed a metric to quantify pulmonary venous blood flow variation: pulmonary venous variability index (PVVI). We aimed to demonstrate its accuracy in defining obstruction. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Brian R. White, Jennifer A. Faerber, Hannah Katcoff, Andrew C. Glatz, Christopher E. Mascio, Meryl S. Cohen Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Novel method of administering pharyngeal anesthesia before transesophageal echocardiography
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 15, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Hiroshi Kuwaki, Asuka Sagara, Susumu Sugatani, Yu Uchida, Natsuko Takemura, Keiji Ujino Tags: Brief Research Communication Source Type: research

The predictive role of combined cardiac and lung ultrasound in Coronavirus Disease 2019
We aimed to evaluate sonographic features that may aid in risk stratification and propose a focused cardiac and lung ultrasound (LUS) algorithm in patients with COVID-19 (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 8, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Yishay Szekely, Yael Lichter, Aviram Hochstadt, Philippe Taieb, Ariel Banai, Orly Sapir, Yoav Granot, Lior Lupu, Ilan Merdler, Eihab Ghantous, Ariel Borohovitz, Sapir Sadon, Amir Gal Oz, Merav Ingbir, Yaron Arbel, Michal Laufer-Perl, Shmuel Banai, Yan Top Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Intervendor agreement of right ventricular global longitudinal strain in children
Right ventricular (RV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) emerged as an important technique for clinical evaluation of RV function. The routine application of RVGLS in pediatrics remains limited by the lack of data on agreement between vendors. We investigated the intervendor agreement of RVGLS between the two commonly used analysis vendors in pediatrics hypothesizing that RVGLS has good intervendor agreement although it is likely lower than intravendor agreement (inter and intraobserver reproducibility). (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Doaa Aly, Sandhya Ramlogan, Rita France, Stephanie Schmidt, Julie Hinzman, Ashley Sherman, Suma P. Goudar, Daniel Forsha Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Continuing Education and Meeting Calendar
The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASE recognizes courses as supplements to formal training in an established echocardiographic laboratory. For more information about a course, please call the number listed. To list a course in the Continuing Education and Meeting Calendar, send the date(s), title, location, provider, course director(s), and contact information to ASE, Attn: Education Dept, 2530 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC 27713; Tel: 919-861-5574 x7161; E-mail: Education@ASEcho.org. (S...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: American Society of Echocardiography News Source Type: research

The Core of American Heart Month
February is American Heart Month, so it is appropriate that this page is devoted to the “Heart of the ASE,” which is our members. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Judy Hung Tags: American Society of Echocardiography News Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Information for Readers
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Persisting Adverse Ventricular Remodeling in COVID-19 Survivors: A Longitudinal Echocardiographic Study
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - February 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: William E. Moody, Boyang Liu, Hani M. Mahmoud-Elsayed, Jonathan Senior, Sasha S. Lalla, Ayisha M. Khan-Kheil, Stewart Brown, Abdullah Saif, Alastair Moss, William M. Bradlow, Jeffrey Khoo, Mubarak Ahmed, Christopher McAlloon, Sandeep S. Hothi, Richard P. Tags: Brief Research Communication Source Type: research

The interplay between left ventricular deformation, flow and geometry in aortic stenosis
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alexandre Altes, Nicolas Thellier, Sylvestre Mar échaux Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Risk of Increased Mean Diastolic Gradient After Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair: A Quantitative 3D TEE Analysis
Iatrogenic mitral stenosis is a known limitation of transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair(TMVr), but determinants of increased post-procedure mean diastolic gradient(MG) are not well defined. We sought to determine correlates of increased post-TMVr MG or aborted clip implantation due to increased MG. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Didem Oguz, Ratnasari Padang, Rashedi Nina, Sorin V. Pislaru, Vuyisile T. Nkomo, Sunil V. Mankad, Joseph F. Malouf, Mayra Guerrero, Guy S. Reeder, Mackram F. Eleid, Charanjit S. Rihal, Jeremy J. Thaden Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Characterization of responder profiles for cardiac resynchronization therapy through unsupervised clustering of clinical and strain data
The mechanisms of improvement of left ventricular (LV) function with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) are not yet elucidated. The aim of this study was to characterize CRT responder profiles through clustering analysis, based on clinical and echocardiographic pre-implantation data, integrating automatic quantification of longitudinal strain signals. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 29, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alban GALLARD, Auriane BIDAUT, Arnaud HUBERT, Elif SADE, Sylvestre MARECHAUX, Martha Sitges, Jadranka SEPAROVIC-HANZEVACKI, Virginie LE. ROLLE, Elena GALLI, Alfredo HERNANDEZ, Erwan DONAL Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Recommendations for the Adult Cardiac Sonographer Performing Echocardiography to Screen for Critical Congenital Heart Disease in the Newborn: From the American Society of Echocardiography
Congenital malformations are the leading cause of infant mortality in developed countries, with critical congenital heart disease (C-CHD) being the major contributor to death and morbidity despite the development of specialized pediatric cardiac centers.1,2 C-CHD is defined as congenital heart disease requiring surgery or catheter intervention in the first year of life and constitutes ∼25% of CHD.3 Although CHD is the most common form of congenital malformation and occurs in 9 of every 1,000 live births,4 it is not always identified early and referred to a pediatric cardiologist. (Source: Journal of the American Societ...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Melissa A. Wasserman, Elaine Shea, Courtney Cassidy, Craig Fleishman, Rita France, Anitha Parthiban, Bruce F. Landeck Tags: Guidelines and Standards Source Type: research

Regarding “Three-Dimensional Imaging and Dynamic Modeling of Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve”
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 28, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Aidan Sharkey, Mario Monteleagre-Gallegos, Feroze Mahmood Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

ASE Statement on Adapting Pediatric, Fetal and Congenital Heart Disease Echocardiography Services to the Evolving COVID-19 Pandemic
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 27, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Carolyn A. Altman, Mary T. Donofrio, Bhawna Arya, Melissa Wasserman, Gregory J. Ensing, Meryl S. Cohen, Mark B. Lewin, Madhav Swaminathan, Piers C.A. Barker Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

Association Between Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) and Clinical Outcomes After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
This study aimed to compare clinical outcomes among patients undergoing isolated CABG surgery with vs without TEE in order to test the hypothesis that TEE would be associated with improved clinical outcomes after CABG surgery. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 25, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Emily J. MacKay, Bo Zhang, Siyu Heng, Ting Ye, Mark D. Neuman, John G. Augoustides, Jared W. Feinman, Nimesh D. Desai, Peter W. Groeneveld Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Rapid Learning of Focused Cardiac Ultrasound for Early Identification of COVID-19 Complications: A Collaborative Effort
(Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 22, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Anthony Patrick Sertich, Kavisha Singh, Dergham Alzubaidy, Maryam Warsi, Katy Lonergan Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Cardiovascular dysfunction in children exposed to preeclampsia during fetal life
Keeping in view the Developmental Origin of Health and Disease hypothesis, this study aimed to assess differences in cardiac and vascular structure and function in children exposed to preeclampsia in-utero as compared to those of normotensive mothers. We hypothesized that children exposed to preeclampsia had altered cardiac and vascular structure and function as compared to the unexposed group. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Zahra Hoodbhoy, Nuruddin Mohammed, Shafquat Rozi, Nadeem Aslam, Shazia Mohsin, Salima Ashiqali, Hina Ali, Saima Sattar, Devyani Chowdhury, Babar Sultan Hasan Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Systematic fluoroscopic-echocardiographic fusion imaging protocol for transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair intraprocedural monitoring
Whether fluoroscopic-echocardiographic fusion imaging (FI) might represent an added value for intraprocedural guidance during transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve repair (TMVr) is yet unknown and few data exist regarding safety and feasibility of the novel technology. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Francesco Melillo, Andrea Fisicaro, Stefano Stella, Francesco Ancona, Cristina Capogrosso, Giacomo Ingallina, Davive Maccagni, Vittorio Romano, Stefania Ruggeri, Cosmo Godino, Azeem Latib, Matteo Montorfano, Antonio Colombo, Eustachio Agricola Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Better Appreciation of the Mechanical Maladaptive Remodeling in Aortic Stenosis: Imaging in Proper Perspective
(Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Angel Lopez-Candales, Srikanth Vallurupalli Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Bending Primordial Trajectories Away From Heart Failure
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 12, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Alan C. Kwan, Gerran Salto, Susan Cheng Source Type: research

The pathophysiological link between right atrial remodeling and functional tricuspid regurgitation in patients with atrial fibrillation. A three-dimensional echocardiography study
The objectives of this study were: i. to compare the TA size and function in AF patients versus healthy subjects; ii. to identify the determinants of TA remodeling in patients with AF and FTR; iii. to assess the relationships among right heart structures and severity of FTR in AF patients. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 10, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Andrada C. Guta, Luigi P. Badano, Michele Tomaselli, Diana Mihalcea, Daniela Bartos, Gianfranco Parati, Denisa Muraru Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders for Cardiac Sonographers
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs), defined as painful injuries that involve the muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments secondary to repetitive stress from work-related activities, are highly prevalent among cardiac sonographers, with over 85% reporting symptoms.1,2 While the etiology is multifactorial, poor ergonomics related to suboptimal postural alignment during scanning can promote the incidence of WRMSDs. Factors related to portable examinations, such as transporting equipment and performing studies in rooms not designed for echocardiography, are also likely contributors. (Source: Journal of the America...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jill Mazal, Noreen Kelly, Thomas Johnson, Geoffrey Rose, Dermot Phelan Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 on Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders for Cardiac Sonographers.
(Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jill Mazal, Noreen Kelly, Thomas Johnson, Geoffrey Rose, Dermot Phelan Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

A Novel Hybrid Imaging Approach for guidance of Percutaneous Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve Edge-to-Edge Repair
(Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 7, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Malcolm Anastasius, Gilbert H.L. Tang, Barry Love, Parasuram Krishnamoorthy, Samin Sharma, Annapoorna Kini, Stamatios Lerakis Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Reference Values of Carotid Ultrafast Pulse-Wave Velocity: A Prospective, Multicenter, Population-Based Study
Ultrafast ultrasound imaging has been demonstrated to be an effective method to evaluate carotid stiffness through carotid pulse-wave velocity (PWV) with high reproducibility, but a lack of reference values has precluded its widespread use in clinical practice. The aims of this study were to establish reference values of PWV for ultrafast ultrasound imaging in a prospective, multicenter, population-based cohort study and to investigate the main determinants of carotid PWV. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Li-Xue Yin, Chun-Yan Ma, Shan Wang, Yong-Huai Wang, Ping-Ping Meng, Xiao-Fang Pan, Jun Yang, Yu-Hua Zhang, Ming-Hui Liu, Ming-Xing Li, Jie Gao, Qiang Wu, Ning-Na Feng, Yi-Yun Wu, Jian-Xing Zhang, Li Xue, Feng-Ling Chang, Li Chen, Yi-Xue Sun, Jian-Jun Yuan Source Type: research

Importance of systematic right ventricular assessment in cardiac resynchronization therapy candidates: a machine-learning approach
Despite all having systolic heart failure and broad QRS, patients screened for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) are highly heterogeneous, and it remains extremely challenging to predict the impact of the device on left ventricular (LV) function and outcomes. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: E. Galli, V. Le Rolle, O.A. Smiseth, J. Duchenne, J.M. Aalen, C.K. Larsen, E. Sade, A. Hubert, S. Anilkumar, M. Penicka, Linde Cecilia, C. Leclercq, A. Hernandez, J.-U. Voigt, E. Donal Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Reference Values of Carotid Ultrafast Pulse Wave Velocity: A Prospective, Multicenter Population-Based Study
This study aimed to establish reference values of PWV for ultrafast ultrasound imaging in a prospective, multicenter, population-based cohort study and to investigate the main determinants of carotid PWV. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Chun-Yan Ma, Shan Wang, Yong-Huai Wang, Ping-Ping Meng, Xiao-Fang Pan, Jun Yang, Yu-Hua Zhang, Ming-Hui Liu, Ming-xing Li, Jie Gao, Qiang Wu, Ning-Na Feng, Yi-yun Wu, Jian-Xing Zhang, Li Xue, Feng-Ling Chang, Li Chen, Yi-Xue Sun, Jian-Jun Yuan, Shun-Shi Y Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Diagnosis of coronary artery abnormalities in patients with Kawasaki disease according to established guidelines and Z score formulas
The diagnosis of coronary artery abnormalities (CAA), including dilation and aneurysm, in Kawasaki disease is paramount to treatment planning. CAA is defined using various standards, which makes diagnosis difficult. We determined the variability of CAA prevalence according to existing guidelines and Z scores formulas and examined the discrepancies in widely used Z score formulas. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sung Hye Kim, Joon Young Kim, Gi Beom Kim, Jeong Jin Yu, Jong-Woon Choi Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Layer-specific strain is preload dependent: comparison between speckle-tracking echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking
Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and cardiac magnetic resonance feature tracking (CMR-FT) are novel imaging techniques enabling layer-specific quantification of myocardial deformation. Conventional echocardiographic parameters are load dependent, but few studies have investigated the effects of loading conditions on STE and CMR-FT layer-specific strain and the interchangeability of the two modalities. We aimed to evaluate the effects of acute preload augmentation by saline infusion on STE and CMR-FT longitudinal and circumferential layer-specific strain parameters and their intermodal agreement. (Source: Journal of ...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 6, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Frederik Fasth Grund, Charlotte Burup Kristensen, Katrine Aagaard Myhr, Niels Vejlstrup, Christian Hassager, Rasmus Mogelvang Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Left ventricular myocardial work indices: a potential step forward for the assessment of myocardial performance in severe aortic stenosis
(Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 5, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Federico Fortuni, Jeroen J. Bax, Victoria Delgado, Nina Ajmone Marsan Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Myocardial Work in Aortic Stenosis: It Does Work!
(Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Renuka Jain, Bijoy K. Khandheria, A. Jamil Tajik Source Type: research

An Electronic Health Record Intervention to Increase Utilization of Limited Transthoracic Echocardiography
(Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 4, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Corey Rearick, Jason Castaneda, Joseph Weber, Eve Edstrom, Kimisha Cassidy, Vineet Arora, R. Parker Ward Tags: Brief Research Communication Source Type: research

Continuing Education and Meeting Calendar
The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASE recognizes courses as supplements to formal training in an established echocardiographic laboratory. For more information about a course, please call the number listed. To list a course in the Continuing Education and Meeting Calendar, send the date(s), title, location, provider, course director(s), and contact information to ASE, Attn: Education Dept, 2530 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC 27713; Tel: 919-861-5574 x7161; E-mail: Education@ASEcho.org. (S...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: American Society of Echocardiography News Source Type: research

A Cardiologist, a Sonographer, an Anesthesiologist, and a Surgeon Walk into the Bar …
Team-based medical care revolutionized cancer treatment several decades ago.1 Over the years, the original team of surgeons and oncologists evolved steadily to include a broader range of physicians from various disciplines. Nurses, technicians, and other scientific and health allies also joined the group to provide a collective and comprehensive care. The true multidisciplinary team (MDT) concept was hence born and borrowed in almost every facet of modern medicine. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Authors: Richard Sheu, Daniel H. Drake, Jeremy J. Thaden, Deanna Hanson Tags: American Society of Echocardiography News Source Type: research

Table of Contents
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Editorial Board
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Guide for Authors
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Information for Readers
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Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - January 1, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

Maximizing Patient and Staff Safety During Transesophageal Echocardiography in the COVID-19 Era by Use of a New Oxygen Delivery System: Endoscopy Oxygen Masks with Self-Sealing Endoscope Insertion Ports
(Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - December 31, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Rene Miguel Gonzalez Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Markers of Elevated Left Ventricular Filling Pressure are Associated with Increased Mortality in Non-Severe Aortic Stenosis
Echocardiographic measures of elevated left ventricular filling pressures are associated with an adverse prognosis. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between acute (ratio of early transmitral flow to mitral annular velocities; E/e ’) and chronic (indexed left atrial volume; LAVI) markers of left ventricular filling pressure (LVFP) and mortality in patients with non-severe aortic stenosis (AS), within the National Echo Database of Australia cohort. We hypothesised that they would reflect the early haemodynamic consequences o f AS and be associated with increased mortality in this setting. (Source...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - December 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Lauren C. Giudicatti, Sally Burrows BMath, David Playford, Geoff Strange, Graham Hillis BMedBiol Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Trend of Global Longitudinal Strain in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy and Clinical Predictors of Recovery
(Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - December 30, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Adil Wani, Renuka Jain, Zach Singsank, Bijoy K. Khandheria Tags: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Echocardiographic Findings Associated with Transplantation-Free Survival and Left Ventricular Systolic Function at Midterm Follow-Up after Ross Procedure in Infants with Critical Aortic Stenosis
The Ross operation is an important option for children with critical aortic stenosis with residual disease, but operation in infancy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate echocardiographic correlates of transplantation-free survival, reintervention, and left ventricular (LV) function in midterm follow-up. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - December 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Andrew Porter, Sunkyung Yu, Ray Lowery, Carlen G. Fifer, Jimmy C. Lu Source Type: research

Prognostic value of intraplaque neovascularization detected by carotid Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in patients undergoing stress echocardiography
Stress echocardiography (SE) is used for diagnosis and risk stratification of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) detects carotid intraplaque neovascularization (IPN). (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - December 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Runqing Huang, J. Kevin DeMarco, Hideki Ota, Thanila A. Macedo, Sahar S. Abdelmoneim, John Huston, Patricia A. Pellikka, Sharon L. Mulvagh Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Echocardiographic Findings Associated with Transplant-free Survival and Left Ventricular Systolic Function at Mid-term Follow-up after Ross Procedure in Infants with Critical Aortic Stenosis
The Ross operation is an important option for children with critical aortic stenosis (CAS) with residual disease, but operation in infancy is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We evaluated echocardiographic correlates of transplant-free survival, re-intervention, and left ventricular (LV) function in mid-term follow-up. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - December 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Andrew Porter, Sunkyung Yu, Ray Lowery, Carlen G. Fifer, Jimmy C. Lu Tags: Clinical Investigations Source Type: research

Usefulness of transesophageal echocardiography in the evaluation of celiac trunk and superior mesenteric artery involvement in acute aortic dissection
Mesenteric ischemia is a serious complication of acute aortic dissection (AAD) and its early diagnosis is vital for prognosis and appropriate treatment indication. Arteries affected by this complication are the celiac trunk (CTr) and superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and their evaluation is usually based on computed tomography angiography (CTA). Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is also a useful technique for diagnosing AAD and is essential in monitoring surgical or endovascular treatment when CTA is not available. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - December 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sergio Moral, Gustavo Avegliano, Hug Cu éllar, Esther Ballesteros, Jose Rodríguez-Palomares, Gisela Teixidó, Laura Galian, Laura Gutiérrez, Arturo Evangelista Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research

Asymmetric Regional Work Contributes to Right Ventricular Fibrosis, Inefficiency, and Dysfunction in Pulmonary Hypertension versus Regurgitation
Right ventricular (RV) pressure loading from pulmonary hypertension (PH) and volume loading from pulmonary regurgitation (PR) lead to RV dysfunction, a critical determinant of clinical outcomes, but their impact on regional RV mechanics and fibrosis is poorly characterized. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that regional myocardial mechanics and efficiency in RV pressure and volume loading are associated with RV fibrosis and dysfunction. (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - December 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ryota Ebata, Tao Fujioka, Simone Goa Diab, Guido Pieles, Ryo Ishii, Haruki Ide, Mei Sun, Cameron Slorach, Kelly Liu, Osami Honjo, Greg Stortz, Mark K. Friedberg Source Type: research

Visualization of Number of Tricuspid Valve Leaflets Using Three-Dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiography
Accurate visualization and identification of tricuspid valve (TV) leaflets are important for successful guidance of transcatheter TV interventions. The TV is the largest and most anterior and apically positioned of the four cardiac valves. Historically the TV has been described as having three leaflets, named according to their anatomic orientation: the anterior (the largest, with a quadrangular shape), the septal (short radially but long circumferentially, semicircular in shape), and the posterior (intermediate in size, with a triangular shape and scalloped indentations). (Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography)
Source: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography - December 28, 2020 Category: Cardiology Authors: Ilya Karagodin, Megan Yamat, Karima Addetia, Roberto M. Lang Tags: Brief Research Communication Source Type: research