Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 27 Issue 10

November 2010

Volume 27, Issue 10

Pages 1161–1295, E119–E140

  1. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review Article
    4. Case Reports
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    1. Noninvasive Assessment of Left Ventricular Stroke Work Index in Patients with Severe Mitral Regurgitation: Correlation with Invasive Measurement and Exercise Capacity (pages 1161–1169)

      Jin-Oh Choi, Sang-Chol Lee, Soo Hee Choi, Sang Min Kim, Joon Hyouk Choi, Jeong Rang Park, Bong Gun Song, Sung-A Chang, Sung-Ji Park, Seung Woo Park and Pyo Won Park

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01222.x

    2. Continuing Medical Education Program in Echocardiography (page 1170)

      Pohoey Fan, Robert N. Belkin, Andrew C. Kupersmith, Omar Khalique, Wilbert S. Aronow, Kiran Chilappa, Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, Warren D. Rosenblum, Alan Gass, Tauseef Ahmed and Umadevi S. Katta

      Version of Record online: 24 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01326.x

    3. A Novel Two-Dimensional Echocardiographic Finding in Cardiac Amyloidosis (pages 1171–1176)

      Robert N. Belkin, Andrew C. Kupersmith, Omar Khalique, Wilbert S. Aronow, Kiran Chilappa, Chandrasekar Palaniswamy, Warren D. Rosenblum, Alan Gass, Tauseef Ahmed and Umadevi S. Katta

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01238.x

    4. Recovery of Long-Axis Left Ventricular Function after Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis (pages 1177–1181)

      Tjebbe W. Galema, Sing-Chien Yap, Osama I.I. Soliman, Robert J. Van Thiel, Folkert J. ten Cate, Hans J. Brandenburg, Ad J.J.C. Bogers, Maarten L. Simoons and Marcel L. Geleijnse

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01224.x

    5. Routine Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm during Clinical Transthoracic Echocardiography in a Korean Population (pages 1182–1187)

      Se Hoon Oh, Sung-A Chang, Shin Yi Jang, Sung-Ji Park, Jin-Oh Choi, Sang-Chol Lee, Seung Woo Park, Jae K. Oh and Duk-Kyung Kim

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01223.x

    6. Single-Beat Determination of Right Ventricular Function in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation (pages 1188–1193)

      Shing-Hsien Chou, Chi-Tai Kuo, Lung-An Hsu, Wan-Jing Ho and Chun-Li Wang

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01236.x

    7. Impact of Myocardial Acceleration during Isovolumic Contraction in Evaluating Subclinical Right Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients (pages 1211–1218)

      Yelda Tayyareci, Selen Yurdakul, Gulsah Tayyareci, Yilmaz Nisanci, Berrin Umman and Zehra Buğra

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01237.x

    8. Acute Mechanical Effect of Right Ventricular Pacing at Different Sites Using Velocity Vector Imaging (pages 1219–1227)

      Ling Ji, Wenzhi Hu, Jing Yao, Jian Yu, Chun Chen, Yonghong Yong, Lei Zhou and Di Xu

      Version of Record online: 19 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01221.x

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    9. The Utility of Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease in the HIV Population (pages 1228–1232)

      Matthew Lytwyn, Nazanin Fallah-Rad, Jonathan Walker, Sheena Bohonis, Farrukh Hussain, Ivan Barac and Davinder S. Jassal

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01218.x

    10. Role of Contrast-Enhanced Transesophageal Echocardiography for Detection of and Scoring Intrapulmonary Vascular Dilatation (pages 1233–1237)

      Claudio Henrique Fischer, Orlando Campos, Walnei Barbosa Fernandes, Mario Kondo, Francival Leite Souza, Jose Lazaro De Andrade and Antonio C. Camargo Carvalho

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01228.x

    11. Myocardial Strain Characterization in Different Left Ventricular Adaptative Responses to High Blood Pressure: A Study Based on 3D-Wall Motion Tracking Analysis (pages 1238–1246)

      Adriana Saltijeral, Leopoldo Perez de Isla, Kenia Veras, Maria de Jesus Fernandez, Willem Gorissen, Juan Rementeria, Carlos Almeria, Jose Luis Rodrigo, Covadonga Fernandez-Golfin, Pedro Marcos-Alberca, Carlos Macaya and Jose Zamorano

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01234.x

    12. Echocardiographic Determinants of the Clinical Condition in Patients with a Systemic Right Ventricle (pages 1247–1255)

      Michiel M. Winter, Berto J. Bouma, Maxim Hardziyenka, Rianne H.A.C.M. De Bruin-Bon, Hanno L. Tan, Thelma C. Konings, Arie P.J. Van Dijk and Barbara J.M. Mulder

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01233.x

    13. The Right Ventricular Response to High Afterload: Comparison between Healthy Persons and Patients with Transposition of the Great Arteries: A 2D Strain Study (pages 1256–1262)

      Michael Becker, Carmen Hümpel, Christina Ocklenburg, Eberhard Muehler, Joerg Schroeder, Christian Eickholt, Rainer Hoffmann, Nikolaus Marx and Andreas Franke

      Version of Record online: 5 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01239.x

    14. Assessment of Left Ventricular Volumes and Function by Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in a Pediatric Population: A TomTec versus QLAB Comparison (pages 1263–1273)

      Sébastien Hascoët, Gilles Brierre, Guillaume Caudron, Christelle Cardin, Vanina Bongard and Philippe Acar

      Version of Record online: 24 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01235.x

  2. Review Article

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review Article
    4. Case Reports
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    1. Clinical Indications for Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging (pages 1282–1290)

      Christos V. Bourantas, Katerina K. Naka, Scot Garg, Simon Thackray, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Farqad M. Alamgir, Angela Hoye and Lampros K. Michalis

      Version of Record online: 24 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01259.x

  3. Case Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review Article
    4. Case Reports
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    1. Online only

      Ruptured Mitral Valve Aneurysm: An Uncommon Cause of Acute Dyspnoea (pages E119–E121)

      Satyendra Tewari, Nagaraja Moorthy and Nakul Sinha

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01185.x

      The mitral valve aneurysm is a rare disease that is usually induced by infective endocarditis. While the mechanism of the development of this lesion is unclear, complications such as perforation can occur and lead to significant mitral regurgitation. We describe a patient presented with ruptured aneurysm of anterior mitral leaflet resulting in acute severe mitral regurgitation that was confirmed by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. Early detection and prompt intervention are important to prevent the complications of valvular aneurysms, which include rupture, embolism, and endocarditis. This report emphasizes the role of echocardiography in evaluating the mitral valve aneurysms and its complications.

    2. Pathophysiology of Dynamic Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in a Critically Ill Patient (pages E122–E124)

      Stefano Caselli, Annamaria Martino, Igino Genuini, Daria Santini, Iacopo Carbone, Luciano Agati and Francesco Fedele

      Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01210.x

      Dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction may occur in nonhypertrophic cardiomyopathy patients as a result of a predisposing anatomical substrate and precipitating factors. We report the clinical case of a 72-year-old man who developed hemodynamic shock in the intensive care unit. Hypovolemia, catecholamine infusion, and mechanical ventilation induced geometric modification of the left ventricle causing a systolic anterior motion of the mitral anterior leaflet and a severe subaortic gradient. Restoration of fluids and discontinuation of medical therapy dramatically changed the outcome of the patient.

    3. Fatal Migratory Pulmonary Thromboembolism Following Successful Pericardiocentesis (pages E125–E127)

      Tahlil A. Warsame, Hyun Suk Yang, Farouk Mookadam, Dan Sorajja, Yang Den, Sherif E. Moustafa, Mohsen S. Alharthi and Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran

      Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01215.x

      Echocardiography-guided pericardiocentesis is relatively safe with minimal risk in experienced hands. However, complications can occur because of the procedure. This report describes a unique case of an 84-year-old man with unanticipated fatal pulmonary thromboembolism following a successful pericardiocentesis.

    4. Atrial Myxomas Grow Faster Than We Think (pages E128–E131)

      Jeroen Walpot, Bharati Shivalkar, Inez Rodrigus, W. Hans Pasteuning and Raymond Hokken

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01186.x

      The finding of a cardiac myxoma usually implies immediate consequent surgical excision to prevent embolic events. Reports with documented growth rate are therefore very rare, and the actual growth rate remains a controversial issue. We report the growth of a left atrial myxoma in an asymptomatic patient several years in follow up for aortic valve disease. A MEDLINE search with the terms “cardiac myxoma and tumor growth” was performed. The calculated growth rate showed an average growth rate of 0.49 cm/month. These reports suggest that the growth rate of myxomas may be faster than is usually thought.

    5. Cor Triatriatum Sinister in an Adult: Management Guided by Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography and Stress Echocardiography (pages E132–E136)

      Howard J. Willens, Peter L. Ferrer, Dolores F. Tamer, Eugenio Labrador, Arthur S. Agatston, Karen Keith and Silvia Torres

      Version of Record online: 10 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01214.x

      Management of cor triatriatum detected incidentally in adults undergoing echocardiography for nonspecific cardiac symptoms unrelated to the anomaly may be challenging. We report a patient with cor triatriatum diagnosed on transthoracic echocardiography performed to evaluate chest pain. By conventional 2DTEE and RT3DTEE, the cor triatriatum membrane had a 1.3 × 0.8 cm communicating orifice connecting the accessory and main left atrial chambers. The hemodynamic significance of the anomaly was further assessed with stress echocardiography with Doppler which revealed a postexercise mean transmembrane gradient of 6 and pulmonary artery pressure of 40 mm Hg. Conservative management was advised.

  4. Image Section

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review Article
    4. Case Reports
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    1. Online only

      Large Mass in Left Atrium by Transesophageal Echocardiography: An Unusual Case of Cardiac Angiosarcoma Mimicking a Cystic Mass (pages E137–E138)

      Francisco Javier Toledano, Dolores Mesa, Martin Ruiz Ortiz and Carmen Leon

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01267.x

      Primary cardiac tumors are extremely rare. Among them, malignant tumors constitute approximately 15% of primary cardiac tumors. Angiosarcomas are the most frequent. They often appear as mural masses in the right atrium and completely replace the atrial wall and fill the entire cardiac chamber. We report an unusual case of angiosarcoma in a 75-year-old woman with a cystic appearance, located in the left atrium and causing critical mitral stenosis.

    2. Multimodality Imaging of a Saphenous Vein Graft Aneurysm (pages E139–E140)

      Kerrett Wallace, Davinder S. Jassal, Iain D. C. Kirkpatrick and Farrukh Hussain

      Version of Record online: 24 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01263.x

      The use of multimodality cardiac imaging including echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography and cardiac catheterization for the diagnosis of a saphenous vein graft aneurysm is described.

  5. Echo Rounds

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review Article
    4. Case Reports
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    1. Usefulness and Limitation of Transthoracic Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of Large Coronary Artery Fistula (pages 1291–1295)

      Masayoshi Kimura, Jun Shiraishi, Daisuke Ito, Makoto Ariyoshi, Akihiro Matsui, Masayasu Arihara, Hidekazu Irie, Masayuki Hyogo, Takatomo Shima, Yoshio Kohno, Takahisa Sawada and Hiroaki Matsubara

      Version of Record online: 12 NOV 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01296.x

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