Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 28 Issue 4

April 2011

Volume 28, Issue 4

Pages iii–iv, 371–489, E72–E90

  1. First Women and Health Congress June 3–5, 2010 Sakarya, Turkey

    1. Top of page
    2. First Women and Health Congress June 3–5, 2010 Sakarya, Turkey
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Letters to the Editor
  2. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. First Women and Health Congress June 3–5, 2010 Sakarya, Turkey
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. The Pocket Echocardiograph: A Pilot Study of Its Validation and Feasibility in Intubated Patients (pages 371–377)

      Benjamin C. Culp, Jonathan D. Mock, Timothy R. Ball, Christopher D. Chiles and William C. Culp, Jr.

      Article first published online: 17 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01370.x

    2. Measurement of Aortic Valve Annulus Using Different Cardiac Imaging Techniques in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Agreement with Finally Implanted Prosthesis Size (pages 388–396)

      Dolores Mesa Rubio, José Suárez de Lezo Cruz Conde, Manuel Pan Alvarez-Osorio, Martin Ruiz Ortiz, Mónica Delgado Ortega, Maria del Carmen León del Pino, Francisco Toledano Delgado, Jose Segura Saint-Gerons, Soledad Ojeda Pineda, Daniel Garcia Fuertes, Manuel Crespín Crespín, Simona Espejo and Rusel Ysamat

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01353.x

    3. Impact of Transcutaneous Aortic Valve Implantation on Myocardial Deformation (pages 397–401)

      Eva Grabskaya, Michael Becker, Ertunc Altiok, Guido Dohmen, Kathrin Brehmer, Sandra Hamada-Langer, Lieven Kennes, Nikolaus Marx and Rainer Hoffmann

      Article first published online: 23 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01378.x

    4. Feasibility of Assessing Cardiac Systolic Function Using Longitudinal Fractional Shortening Calculated by Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography (pages 402–407)

      Jianjun Xu, Ying Peng, Chen Li, Juqian Zhang, Can Zhou, Liwei Huang, Chunchao Xia, Hong Tang and Li Rao

      Article first published online: 23 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01354.x

    5. Can Myocardial Strain Differentiate Hypertrophic from Infiltrative Etiology of a Thickened Septum? (pages 408–415)

      Christer Engvall, Michael Henein, Anders Holmgren, Ole B. Suhr, Stellan Mörner and Per Lindqvist

      Article first published online: 17 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01344.x

    6. Impaired Biventricular Deformation in Marfan Syndrome: A Strain and Strain Rate Study in Adult Unoperated Patients (pages 416–430)

      Anatoli Kiotsekoglou, Samir Saha, James C. Moggridge, Venediktos Kapetanakis, Malini Govindan, Francisco Alpendurada, Michael J. Mullen, Dariush K. Nassiri, John Camm, George R. Sutherland, Bart H. Bijnens and Anne Child

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01359.x

    7. Decreased Right Ventricular Lateral Wall Velocities Early after Cardiac Surgery (pages 438–441)

      Fabrice Larrazet, Daniel Czitrom, François Laborde, Kamel Bouabdallah and Thierry Folliguet

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01355.x

    8. Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography Doppler Estimation of Cardiac Diastolic Function: A Simultaneous Catheterization Correlation Study (pages 442–447)

      Albert K. Chan, Gurushankar Govindarajan, Marc L. Del Rosario, Kul Aggarwal, Kevin C. Dellsperger and Anand Chockalingam

      Article first published online: 23 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01360.x

    9. Reproducibility of Arterial Stiffness Indices in Different Vascular Territories and between Different Observers (pages 448–456)

      Iana Simova, Tzvetana Katova, Velislava Kostova, Krasimira Hristova and Nikolay Dimitrov

      Article first published online: 14 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01365.x

    10. Incidence and Predictors of Left Atrial Thrombus in Patients with Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis and Sinus Rhythm: A Transesophageal Echocardiographic Study (pages 457–460)

      Cholenahally Nanjappa Manjunath, Kikkeri Hermanna Setty Srinivasa, Arunkumar Panneerselvam, Bhat Prabhavathi, Khandenahally Shankarappa Ravindranath, Kapil Rangan and Chandrasekaran Dhanalakshmi

      Article first published online: 23 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01361.x

    11. Adult Definitions for Dyssynchrony Are Inappropriate for Pediatric Patients (pages 468–474)

      Nilanjana Misra, Steven A. Webber and Curt G. DeGroff

      Article first published online: 14 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01348.x

  3. Case Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. First Women and Health Congress June 3–5, 2010 Sakarya, Turkey
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 475)

      Pohoey Fan, Roxana C. Sisu and Dragos Vinereanu

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01440.x

    2. CME

    3. Online only

      Echodetection of Disseminated Endocardial Vegetations in a Patient with Active IV Drug Abuse (pages E72–E75)

      Hari Bogabathina and Robert W.W. Biederman

      Article first published online: 10 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01319.x

      A young Intra venous (IV) drug using patient was admitted to our hospital with sepsis. The patient demonstrated minimal cardiac symptoms and signs, including only a 2–6 murmur. In view of history of IV drug abuse and sepsis, an echocardiogram was done. Echocardiogram demonstrated severe infective endocarditis with vegetations involving the left ventricular and right ventricular endocardium while sparing the valves. The blood cultures revealed Methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus.

    4. Big MAC: Caseous Calcification of the Mitral Annulus Referred for Possible Cardiac Tumor (pages E76–E78)

      Mangeet Chahal, Peter Temesy-Armos and William J. Stewart

      Article first published online: 10 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01321.x

      A 73-year-old woman was found to have a 1.4 × 3.0 cm heterogeneous echodensity with smooth borders and central echolucency associated with a dynamic left ventricular outflow tract gradient and episodic chest pain. Although mitral annular calcification is a common manifestation, this case represents caseous calcification of the mitral annulus, which is a rare variant with an estimated prevalence of 0.068%. It should not be misinterpreted as an intracardiac tumor, abscess or cyst, as was the initial assumption in this case. The importance of dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and fluctuations in calcium levels are also discussed.

    5. Usefulness of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography for Evaluation of Pathological Mass in the Right Atrium (pages E79–E81)

      Błażej Michalski, Jarosław D. Kasprzak and Piotr Lipiec

      Article first published online: 23 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01331.x

      The authors present a case of 51-year-old male patient with symptoms of congestive heart failure. Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2D TTE) at the time of admission revealed a spherical, highly mobile structure in the right atrium (4.5 cm in diameter). Despite using multiple views it was impossible to distinguish if this structure had a stalk or was free-floating. The real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3D TTE) revealed the presence of thin stalk attached to the roof of the right atrium. Guidance of 2D TTE by 3D TTE findings finally allowed the recognition of the stalk in modified subcostal view.

    6. Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Evaluation of a Sinus Venosus Atrial Septal Defect (pages E82–E84)

      Leandro Perez, Anees Razzouk and Ramesh C. Bansal

      Article first published online: 26 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01314.x

      We present a case of a 65-year-old man who presented with atrial flutter and dilation of right heart was noted on transthoracic echocardiography. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed a large sinus venosus atrial septal defect close to superior vena cava and anomalous connection of right superior pulmonary vein. In addition, real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography provided superior spatial details and demonstrated the size, location of the defect and its spatial relationship to the surrounding structures. Patient underwent successful surgical repair.

    7. Idiopathic Occlusion of the Fetal Ductus Arteriosus without Lumen Narrowing (pages E85–E88)

      Sun Wei, Cai Ailu, Zhang Ying and Zhao Yili

      Article first published online: 23 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01333.x

      The spontaneous constriction and closure of the fetal ductus arteriosus have been reported sporadically in the previous literature, either completely obliterated or constricted ductus arteriosus causing narrowing. We report a case of no detectable blood flow in the ductus arteriosus without lumen narrowing at 38 weeks of gestation. Immediate cesarean section resulted in an excellent neonatal outcome.

  4. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

    1. Top of page
    2. First Women and Health Congress June 3–5, 2010 Sakarya, Turkey
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. Incremental Role of Three-Dimensional over Two-Dimensional Ultrasound in the Assessment of Traumatic Peripheral Arteriovenous Fistula (pages 480–481)

      Carlos Martinez Hernandez, Kanti K. Sunkavalli, Navin C. Nanda, Vipin Lohiya, Arturo Martinez Sanchez, Karen Iñiguez, Amitoj Singh, Fatemeh Nabavizadeh and Balwinder Singh

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01405.x

  5. Image Section

    1. Top of page
    2. First Women and Health Congress June 3–5, 2010 Sakarya, Turkey
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. Online only

      Subpulmonic Membrane Associated with a Supracristal VSD: A Rare Cause of Right Ventricular Outflow Obstruction (pages E89–E90)

      Bhanu Duggal, Mukund Bajaj and Narendra O. Bansal

      Article first published online: 7 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01373.x

      We report the case of a 14-year-old boy referred for balloon pulmonary valvotomy. However the echocardiogram revealed a membrane just beneath the pulmonary valve, causing right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) obstruction with a Doppler gradient of 126 mm Hg. There was an associated supracristal VSD with a low velocity signal across the VSD, commensurate with the high right ventricular pressures. Association of VSD with RVOT obstruction is seen in 3–7% of the cases. However a discrete fibrous membrane in the RVOT is rarely seen.

  6. Echo Rounds

    1. Top of page
    2. First Women and Health Congress June 3–5, 2010 Sakarya, Turkey
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. Heart Failure and a Right Ventricular Mass: Pitfalls on the Way to the Diagnosis (pages 482–486)

      Marina Leitman, Ilia Maslakov, Alberto Hendler, Simcha Rosenblatt, Eli Konen, Therese Fuchs and Zvi Vered

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01358.x

  7. Letters to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. First Women and Health Congress June 3–5, 2010 Sakarya, Turkey
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. Will Pocket Echocardiography Provide a Bedside Diagnosis? (pages 487–488)

      Benjamin C. Culp, Christopher D. Chiles and William C. Culp, Jr.

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01401.x

    2. Reply to “Will Pocket Echocardiography Provide a Bedside Diagnosis” (page 489)

      Sorin Giusca, Ruxandra Jurcut, Bogdan A. Popescu and Carmen Ginghina

      Article first published online: 19 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01402.x

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