Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 27 Issue 6

July 2010

Volume 27, Issue 6

Pages 597–757, E57–E64

  1. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Case Reports
    4. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    7. Abstracts
    1. Resting Echocardiography for the Early Detection of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Chest Pain Unit Patients (pages 597–602)

      Vito Maurizio Parato, Anjlee Mehta, Domenico Delfino, Stenio Amabili, Manrico Partemi, Pierfrancesco Grossi and Emidio Nardini

      Article first published online: 23 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01166.x

    2. The Effect of Hemodialysis on Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Gradient (pages 603–607)

      Pawel Petkow Dimitrow, Joanna Michałowska and Danuta Sorysz

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01124.x

    3. Aortic Valve Sclerosis in Patients with Peripheral and/or Coronary Arterial Disease (pages 608–612)

      Maria-Angela Losi, Gregorio Brevetti, Vittorio Schiano, Giovanni Barbati, Valentina Parisi, Carla Contaldi, Elena Chiacchio, Massimo Cavallaro, Gerardo Carpinella, Angelica Fundaliotis, Lucia-Serena Parrella, Sandro Betocchi, Linda Brevetti and Massimo Chiariello

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01109.x

    4. Continuing Medical Education Program in Echocardiography (page 613)

      Pohoey Fan, Angel López-Candales, Kathy Edelman and Maria Dolores Candales

      Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01247.x

    5. Right Ventricular Apical Contractility in Acute Pulmonary Embolism: The McConnell Sign Revisited (pages 614–620)

      Angel López-Candales, Kathy Edelman and Maria Dolores Candales

      Article first published online: 16 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01103.x

    6. Echocardiographic Assessment of Structural and Functional Cardiac Remodeling in Patients with Predialysis Chronic Kidney Disease (pages 621–629)

      Ming-Jui Hung, Ning-I Yang, I-Wen Wu, Chi-Wen Cheng, Mai-Szu Wu and Wen-Jin Cherng

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01122.x

    7. Does the E/e′ Index Predict the Maintenance of Sinus Rhythm after Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation? (pages 630–636)

      Chen Li, Xunshi Ding, Juqian Zhang, Can Zhou, Yu Chen and Li Rao

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01123.x

    8. Real Time Triplane Echocardiography in Aortic Valve Stenosis: Validation, Reliability, and Feasibility of a New Method for Valve Area Quantification (pages 644–650)

      Gianluca Alunni, Mauro Giorgi, Chiara Sartori, Paolo Garrone, Federico Conrotto, Maurizio D’Amico, Paolo Scacciatella, Monica Andriani, Mario Levis and Sebastiano Marra

      Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01099.x

    9. “Supranormal” Cardiac Function in Athletes Related to Better Arterial and Endothelial Function (pages 659–667)

      Maria Florescu, Claudiu Stoicescu, Stefania Magda, Ileana Petcu, Mihai Radu, Carlo Palombo, Mircea Cinteza, Radu Lichiardopol and Dragos Vinereanu

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01121.x

    10. Contractile Reserve Assessed Using Dobutamine Echocardiography Predicts Left Ventricular Reverse Remodeling after Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Prospective Validation in Patients with Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony (pages 668–676)

      Mario Sénéchal, Patrizio Lancellotti, Julien Magne, Patrick Garceau, Jean Champagne, Louis Blier, Frank Molin, François Philippon, Moonen Marie, Gilles O’Hara and Michelle Dubois

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01106.x

    11. Patent Foramen Ovale among Patients with Mild Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Unexplained Hypoxia (pages 687–690)

      Harun Kilic, Mustafa M. Balcı, Murat N. Aksoy, Esra Bilgin, Kevser G. Gülsoy, Ekrem Yeter, Sadik Acikel and Ramazan Akdemir

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01105.x

    12. The Accuracy of Echocardiographic Assessment of Left Ventricular Size in Children by the 5/6 Area × Length (Bullet) Method (pages 691–695)

      James C. Nielsen, Irene D. Lytrivi, H. Helen Ko, Jen Yau, Puneet Bhatla, Ira A. Parness and Shubhika Srivastava

      Article first published online: 16 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01120.x

    13. Evaluation of Regional Myocardial Function by Doppler Tissue Imaging in Univentricular Heart after Successful Fontan Repair (pages 702–708)

      Pier Paolo Bassareo, Roberto Tumbarello, Alessandra Piras and Giuseppe Mercuro

      Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01085.x

    14. Assessment of Interventricular Dyssynchrony by Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: An In Vitro Study in a Porcine Model (pages 709–715)

      Minjuan Zheng, Xiaokui Li, Pengyuan Zhang, Weihui Shentu, Muhammad Ashraf, Galym Imanbayev, Cole Streiff, Shuping Ge and David J. Sahn

      Article first published online: 9 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01094.x

  2. Case Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Case Reports
    4. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    7. Abstracts
    1. Online only

      Hypereosinophilic Syndrome Presenting with Biventricular Cardiac Thrombi (pages E57–E59)

      Ankur Lodha, Mehandi Haran, Vijay Shetty, Adnan Sadiq, Gerald Hollander and Jacob Shani

      Article first published online: 9 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01144.x

      Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a rare condition characterized by idiopathic eosinophilia with organ system involvement. Cardiac involvement portends a less favorable prognosis as it can be complicated by development of heart failure, valvular dysfunction and restrictive cardiomyopathy. We present a rare case of hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) with FIP1L/DGFRA fusion in a 50-year-old male associated with thrombus in left and right ventricle.

    2. Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm—An Unusual Cause of Syncope (pages E60–E61)

      Manav Sohal, Ronak Rajani and Adam De Belder

      Article first published online: 9 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2009.01141.x

      Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are rare anomalies which often only become apparent at the time of rupture. Syncope associated with unruptured aneurysms is a recognised symptom but in most previously reported cases the mechanism has been either a brady- or tachyarrhythmia. We report a case of a large sinus of Valsalva aneurysm affecting the right coronary cusp which presented with syncope secondary to hypotension thought to be resulting from reduced left atrial fi lling as a consequence of transient right ventricular outfl ow tract obstruction. The case demonstrates how echocardiographic and angiographic images correlate and also an unusual mechanism of syncope.

  3. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Case Reports
    4. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    7. Abstracts
  4. Image Section

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Case Reports
    4. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    7. Abstracts
    1. Online only

      Mitral Valve Annular Bacterial Vegetative Mass Masquerading as a Left Atrial Myxoma (pages E62–E64)

      Renee P. Bullock-Palmer, Vinay Tak and Judith E. Mitchell

      Article first published online: 9 JUN 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01187.x

      A 49-year-old male with chronic kidney disease and history of renal transplantation in 2006 on chronic immunosuppressant therapy presented with a 1-week history of chills and generalized myalgia. He had a temperature of 101° F. One set of blood cultures grew methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Transesophageal echo (TEE) revealed a mobile mass that was 2 cm in length attached by a thin stalk to the base of the anterior leafl et of the mitral valve. The surgical diagnosis was a left atrial myxoma. The echocardiographic as well as the surgical fi ndings were consistent with an atrial myxoma. However, the histopathology of the specimen showed no evidence of a myxoma as the characteristic stellate mesenchymal cells were absent. Instead the milieu of infl ammatory cells, fi brin and multimicrobial colonization of both Gram-positive and negative cocci suggested a super infected vegetative mass. It is interesting that themitral valve was intact as de novo vegetation being formed on a structurally normal native valve is rare. In some instances, the echocardiographic distinction between atrial masses such as vegetation, thrombus or an atrial myxoma may be ambiguous. Not only does surgical removal allow histological determination of the diagnosis that is critical for treatment, but in cases where an infected mass is mobile and greater than 15 mm as in this case, there is high potential for embolization. Surgical removal signifi cantly decreases the risk of an embolic event.

  5. Echo Rounds

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Case Reports
    4. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    7. Abstracts
  6. Abstracts

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Case Reports
    4. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    5. Image Section
    6. Echo Rounds
    7. Abstracts

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