Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 28 Issue 5

May 2011

Volume 28, Issue 5

Pages 491–595, E91–E107

  1. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    1. On-Orbit Prospective Echocardiography on International Space Station Crew (pages 491–501)

      Douglas R. Hamilton, Ashot E. Sargsyan, David S. Martin, Kathleen M. Garcia, Shannon L. Melton, Alan Feiveson and Scott A. Dulchavsky

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01385.x

    2. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 508)

      Pohoey Fan, Angel Lopez-Candales, Kathy Edelman, Beth Gulyasy and Maria Dolores Candales

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01453.x

    3. CME

      Differences in the Duration of Total Ejection between Right and Left Ventricles in Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension (pages 509–515)

      Angel Lopez-Candales, Kathy Edelman, Beth Gulyasy and Maria Dolores Candales

      Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01377.x

    4. Effect of Position Changes on Myocardial Velocity in Healthy Subjects Evaluated by Tissue Doppler Echocardiography (pages 516–519)

      Omer Uz, Ejder Kardesoglu, Mehmet Uzun, Zafer Isilak, Omer Yiginer, Mustafa Aparcı, Namik Ozmen and Bekir Sitki Cebeci

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01389.x

    5. Metabolic Syndrome Impacts the Right Ventricle: True or False? (pages 530–538)

      Marijana Tadic, Branislava Ivanovic and Isidora Grozdic

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01390.x

    6. Comparison of Two Different Speckle Tracking Software Systems: Does the Method Matter? (pages 539–547)

      Patric Biaggi, Shemy Carasso, Patrick Garceau, Matthias Greutmann, Christiane Gruner, Wendy Tsang, Harry Rakowski, Yoram Agmon and Anna Woo

      Version of Record online: 24 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01386.x

    7. Speckle Tracking Imaging in Acute Inflammatory Pericardial Diseases (pages 548–555)

      Marina Leitman, Noa Bachner-Hinenzon, Dan Adam, Therese Fuchs, Nickolas Theodorovich, Eli Peleg, Ricardo Krakover, Gil Moravsky, Nir Uriel and Zvi Vered

      Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01371.x

    8. The Advantage of Global Strain Compared to Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction to Predict Outcome after Acute Myocardial Infarction (pages 556–563)

      Benthe Sjøli, Bjørnar Grenne, Otto A. Smiseth, Thor Edvardsen and Harald Brunvand

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01384.x

    9. Early Detection of Silent Ischemia and Diastolic Dysfunction in Asymptomatic Young Hypertensive Patients (pages 564–569)

      Ragab A. Mahfouz, Mohammad A. El Tahlawi, Amr A. Ateya and Ashraf Elsaied

      Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01388.x

    10. Coronary Flow Reserve, Strain and Strain Rate Imaging during Pharmacological Stress before and after Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: Comparison and Correlation (pages 570–574)

      Zahra Ojaghi-Haghighi, Firoozeh Abtahi, Safi Fazlolah, Hassan Moladoust, Majid Maleki and Saeid Gholami

      Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01366.x

    11. Contrast Echocardiography Improves Interobserver Agreement for Wall Motion Score Index and Correlation with Ejection Fraction (pages 575–581)

      Tjebbe W. Galema, Arjen R.T. van de Ven, Osama I. I. Soliman, Ron T. van Domburg, Wim B. Vletter, Bas M. van Dalen, Attila Nemes, Folkert J. ten Cate and Marcel L. Geleijnse

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01379.x

  2. Review

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    1. Intracardiac Echocardiography: Clinical Utility and Application (pages 582–590)

      Sheharyar Ali, Lekha K. George, Pranab Das and Santhosh K. G. Koshy

      Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01395.x

  3. Case Reports

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

      Left Atrial Appendage Lipoma: An Unusual Location of Cardiac Lipomas (pages E91–E93)

      Georges Khoueiry, Nidal Abi Rafeh, Alain Waked, Abir Abdo, Basem Azab, Kourosh T. Asgarian and S. Thomas Snyder

      Version of Record online: 17 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01334.x

      Cardiac lipomas are benign rare neoplasms of the heart. They are encapsulated and well defined subendocardial or subepicardial masses that can be seen at the atrial or ventricular level. Unlike cardiac thrombus and other tumors, lipomas have low tendency to develop peripheral emboli. Although transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is the procedure of choice to evaluate for atrial thrombus and masses, it might be difficult to conclude a diagnosis especially in the left atrial appendage. Cardiac imaging is essential to differentiate left atrial appendage lipomas (LAAL) from other tumors and thrombi to avoid unnecessary intervention. We report the first case of LAAL found incidentally by intraoperative TEE.

    2. Anomalous Left Superior Pulmonary Venous Connection with Intact Interatrial Septum (pages E94–E96)

      Shu Han, Jun Yang, Li Tang, Xin Chen and Chun-Yan Ma

      Version of Record online: 23 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01341.x

      Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection (PAPVC) with intact interatrial septum is an uncommon congenital anomaly, while isolated left pulmonary venous connection with intact interatrial septum is rare. In this report, a 5-year-old girl with chief complains of mild short breath after exercise was diagnosed of anomalous connection between left superior pulmonary vein (LSPV) and left innominate vein by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) that was confirmed by 3D cardiac CT scanning.

    3. Isolated Congenital Left-Sided Pulmonary Vein Stenosis in an Adult Patient Misdiagnosed as Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (pages E97–E100)

      Aditya Kapoor, Rohit Walia, Sunil K. Jain, Sudeep Kumar and S. Radhakrishnan

      Version of Record online: 23 FEB 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01345.x

      Isolated Pulmonary vein stenosis (PVS) in adults is a rare condition, especially in absence of associated congenital heart disease. We report PVS of left sided pulmonary veins in an 18 year old male, who until then had been mistakenly diagnosed as primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH). The case highlights the fact that evaluation for pulmonary vein stenosis is essential for all patients with severe unexplained pulmonary.

    4. Successful Transcatheter Closure of a Residual Patent Ductus Arteriosus with Complex Anatomy after Surgical Ligation Using an Amplatzer Ductal Occluder Guided by Live Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography (pages E101–E103)

      Yi Cheng Chuang, Wei-Hsian Yin, Ming C. Hsiung, Shen Kou Tsai, Kuo Chen Lee, Hsin-Ju Huang, Ching-Huei Ou, Chung-Yi Chang, Jeng Wei and Yi-Pen Chou

      Version of Record online: 14 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2010.01343.x

      Residual patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) after surgical ligation is not common and it may be distorted by the surgery resulting in a difficult transcatheter closure. Such distorted anatomy of the duct may not be demonstrated by the two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE), but live 3D TEE provided the precise anatomy of the elongated distorted residual duct. In the case presented herein, live 3D TEE provided novel images of complex residual duct and successful guidance of the Amplatzer ductal occluder (ADO) deployment.

  4. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    1. Transesophageal Echocardiographic Detection of Thrombus Superimposed on Metastatic Left Atrial Tumor (pages 591–592)

      Lancelot Lloyd, Saleem Raslan, Navin C. Nanda, Kanti K. Sunkavalli, James Davies, Khwaja Sami Alim and Pohoey Fan

      Version of Record online: 5 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01426.x

  5. Image Section

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

      Collar Bone Left Atrium (pages E104–E105)

      Arunkumar Panneerselvam, Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Prabhavathi Bhat and Manjunath C Nanjappa

      Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01382.x

      We present a 63-year-old man who presented with chest discomfort and breathlessness on exertion. Echocardiography revealed a D'Cruz Type II left atrial compression by giant descending thoracic aortic aneurysm. The echocardiographic assessment of this condition is highlighted.

    2. Incremental Benefit of 3D Transesophageal Echocardiography: A Case of a Mass Overlying a Prosthetic Mitral Valve (pages E106–E107)

      James M. Tauras, Zhihang Zhang and Cynthia C. Taub

      Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01383.x

      A young woman with a mechanical mitral prosthetic stenosis underwent multiple imaging modalities including fluoroscopy, two-dimensional transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography and real time three-dimensional transesopahgeal echocardiography (3D TEE) to determine the cause of her stenosis. Only 3D TEE demonstrated the full size and extent of an obstructing mass on the strut and sewing ring of the prosthetic mitral valve.

  6. Echo Rounds

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    1. Risk of Low-Level Ionizing Radiation from Medical Imaging Procedures (pages 593–595)

      Edmund Kenneth Kerut and Filip To

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01433.x

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