Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 28 Issue 7

August 2011

Volume 28, Issue 7

Pages 695–811, E134–E155

  1. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review Article
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    1. Clinical and Echocardiographic Correlates of Plasma B-type Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Patients with Aortic Valve Stenosis and Normal Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (pages 695–702)

      Sylvestre Maréchaux, Mehdi Hattabi, Francis Juthier, Dan Valentin Neicu, Marjorie Richardson, Emilie Carpentier, Nadia Bouabdallaoui, François Delelis, Carlo Banfi, Joke Breyne, Brigitte Jude, Philippe Asseman, André Vincentelli, Thierry Le Tourneau, Pierre Graux, Philippe Pibarot and Pierre Vladimir Ennezat

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01418.x

    2. Global Longitudinal Strain in Relation to the Severity of Aortic Stenosis: A Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Study (pages 703–708)

      Sakiko Miyazaki, Masao Daimon, Tadashi Miyazaki, Yuko Onishi, Yoko Koiso, Yuji Nishizaki, Ryoko Ichikawa, Shuo-Ju Chiang, Haruka Makinae, Hiromasa Suzuki and Hiroyuki Daida

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01419.x

    3. Longitudinal Left Ventricular Strain in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Correlation with Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia (pages 709–714)

      Emanuel Correia, Bruno Rodrigues, Luís Ferreira Santos, Davide Moreira, Pedro Gama, Costa Cabral and Oliveira Santos

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01427.x

    4. Global and Regional Myocardial Function Quantification in Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy in Comparison to Acute Anterior Myocardial Infarction Using Two-Dimensional (2D) Strain Echocardiography (pages 715–719)

      Felix Heggemann, Karsten Hamm, Thorsten Kaelsch, Tim Sueselbeck, Theano Papavassiliu, Martin Borggrefe and Dariusch Haghi

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01430.x

    5. Left Ventricular Torsion and Strain in Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot Assessed by Speckle Tracking Imaging (pages 720–729)

      Hirobumi Takayasu, Ken Takahashi, Kiyohiro Takigiku, Satoshi Yasukochi, Takeshi Furukawa, Katsumi Akimoto, Masahiko Kishiro and Toshiaki Shimizu

      Article first published online: 15 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01417.x

    6. Right and Left Ventricular Strain and Strain Rate in Young Adults before and after Percutaneous Atrial Septal Defect Closure (pages 730–737)

      Claudio Bussadori, Pedro Oliveira, Carmelo Arcidiacono, Antonio Saracino, Elisa Nicolosi, Diana Negura, Luciane Piazza, Angelo Micheletti, M. Chessa, Gianfranco Butera, Jaspal S. Dua and Mario Carminati

      Article first published online: 25 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01434.x

    7. Left Ventricular Twisting and Untwisting Motion in Childhood Cancer Survivors (pages 738–745)

      Yiu-fai Cheung, Shu-na Li, Godfrey C.F. Chan, Sophia J. Wong and Shau-yin Ha

      Article first published online: 25 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01429.x

    8. The Influence of Extreme Mixed Exertion Load on the Right Ventricular Dimensions and Function in Elite Athletes: A Tissue Doppler Study (pages 753–760)

      Wojciech Krol, Wojciech Braksator, Jarosław D. Kasprzak, Marek Kuch, Artur Mamcarz, Barbara Chybowska, Hubert Krysztofiak and Miroslaw Dluzniewski

      Article first published online: 25 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01437.x

    9. The Utility of Prescreening Transesophageal Echocardiograms: A Prospective Study (pages 767–773)

      Jeffrey Ogbara, Sachin Logani, Bonnie Ky, Julio A. Chirinos, Frank E. Silvestry, Karen Eberman, Joshua D. Moss, Victor A. Ferrari, Martin G. Keane, Martin St. John Sutton, Susan E. Wiegers and James N. Kirkpatrick

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01421.x

    10. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 774)

      Pohoey Fan, Stavros Stavrakis, George Madden, Dipesh Pokharel, Sunny S. Po, Hiroshi Makagawa, Warren M. Jackman and Chittur A. Sivaram

      Article first published online: 15 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01511.x

    11. CME

      Transesophageal Echocardiographic Assessment of Pulmonary Veins and Left Atrium in Patients Undergoing Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (pages 775–781)

      Stavros Stavrakis, George Madden, Dipesh Pokharel, Sunny S. Po, Hiroshi Nakagawa, Warren M. Jackman and Chittur A. Sivaram

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01431.x

  2. Review Article

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review Article
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    1. Ventricular Torsion and Untwisting: Further Insights into Mechanics and Timing Interdependence: A Viewpoint (pages 782–804)

      Gerald Buckberg, Julien I.E. Hoffman, Navin C. Nanda, Cecil Coghlan, Saleh Saleh and Constantine Athanasuleas

      Article first published online: 15 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01448.x

  3. Case Reports

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

      Unusual Left Atrial Mass: Inverted Left Atrial Appendage Caused by Massive Pericardial Effusion (pages E134–E136)

      Cetin Gecmen, Ozkan Candan, Ahmet Guler, Soe Moe Aung, Can Yucel Karabay, Ozdil Baskan and Dundar Cihan

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01409.x

      Left atrial appendage inversion is a very rare cause of left atrial mass often leading to misdiagnoses such as left atrial thrombus or neoplasms. It is most commonly seen after cardiac surgery. We are presenting a case of left atrial appendage inversion caused by massive pericardial effusion in a patient with no previous history of cardiac surgery together with demonstrative images of transesophageal echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging.

    2. Isolated Left Ventricular Noncompaction Mimicking Ventricular Mass (pages E137–E139)

      Praveen Jayan, Ravindranath K. Shankarappa, Rajiv Ananthakrishna and Manjunath C. Nanjappa

      Article first published online: 4 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01424.x

      Isolated left ventricular noncompaction is a genetically heterogeneous congenital cardiomyopathy, characterized by multiple prominent trabeculations with deep intertrabecular recesses. 2D echocardiography plays a key role in the diagnosis. We report a case in which conventional 2D echocardiography failed to demonstrate multiple prominent trabeculations. Contrast echocardiography confirmed the presence of multiple trabeculations with deep intertrabecular recesses. This report emphasizes the importance of contrast echocardiography in the diagnosis of ventricular noncompaction.

    3. The Gerbode Defect or Left Ventricular to Right Atrial Shunt Assessed by Transthoracic 3D Echocardiography (pages E140–E142)

      Philippe Acar, Pierre-Emmanuel Séguela and Sébastien Hascoet

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01396.x

      We report the case a 14-year-old male presented with a perimembranous ventricular septal defect. 2D echocardiography showed both left ventricular to right ventricular and atrial shunt. Left and right ventricular 3D “en face” views of the defect were obtained. 3D echocardiography delineated the morphologic nature of the ventricular septal defect, its shape, and the direction in which the defect extends into the ventricular septum. Other anatomic structures such as the tricuspid valve leaflet, the right ventricular outflow tract, and the aortic valve can be displayed in their realistic spatial distribution. These findings have clinical implications when surgical repair is planned.

    4. Double Lumen Aortic Arch or Persistence of Fifth Aortic Arch?– Report of a Case with No Associated Cardiac Defects and Literature Review (pages E143–E145)

      Renata Rejane Linhares, Carlos Eduardo Suaide Silva, Claudia Gianini Monaco, Luiz Darcy Cortez Ferreira, Manuel Adán Gil, Juarez Ortiz and Vera Demarchi Aiello

      Article first published online: 15 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01415.x

      Different vascular abnormalities have been reported under the denomination of “persistence of the fifth aortic arch.” Detailed studies on experimental embryology raised the discussion about the existence of the fifth aortic arch as an embryological structure, both in humans and mammals. In 1969 the Van Praaghs described the occurrence of double left aortic arch, denominating such anomaly as persistence of the fifth arch. We describe here a female patient showing the presence of an anomalous vessel in parallel with the aortic arch. The finding was occasional, during a preoperative evaluation for cholecystectomy.

    5. Live 3D TEE Demonstrates and Guides the Management of Prosthetic Mitral Valve Obstruction (pages E146–E148)

      Mangeet Chahal, Utpal Pandya, Satjit Adlakha and Samer J. Khouri

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01412.x

      A 43-year-old woman, with a remote history of a St. Jude prosthetic mitral valve replacement, presented with shortness of breath and palpitations. On admission, atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular response was noted in the setting of a long history of noncompliance with her anticoagulation. Two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2D TEE) demonstrated multiple laminated thrombi in the left atrial appendage. Live 3D TEE confirmed this diagnosis and demonstrated an immobile posterior leaflet of the mitral prosthesis.

    6. Successful Intraoperative Identification of an Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery Using Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography (pages E149–E151)

      Yao Dong Jin, Ming C. Hsiung, Shen Kou Tsai, Chung-Yi Chang, Jeng Wei, Ching-huei Ou, Yi Cheng Chang, Kuo Chen Lee and Sung-How Sue

      Article first published online: 12 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01425.x

      An adult case of ALCAPA (Bland–White–Garland syndrome) with heart failure and mitral regurgitation underwent surgical ligation of anomalous origin of LCA from the pulmonary artery and coronary artery bypass grafting placement at the left anterior descending artery. The anomalous origin in the pulmonary artery and left coronary can be successfully delineated with real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography during surgery.

  4. Research from The University of Alabama at Birmingham

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Review Article
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from The University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    1. Incremental Value of Live/Real Time Three-Dimensional over Two-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Right Coronary Artery Fistula (pages 805–808)

      Jaymala Mishra, Hari Prakash Puri, Ming C. Hsiung, Stuti Misra, Prakash Khairnar, Bhargavi Laxmi Gollamudi, Adilahmed Patel, Navin C. Nanda, Wei-Hsian Yin, Jeng Wei, Shen-Kou Tsai and Selvin Sudhakar

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01447.x

  5. Image Section

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

      Intraventricular Muscular Septal Defect: A Possible Result of Spontaneous Closure of Interventricular Communication (pages E152–E153)

      Emilio Miglierina, Mauro Santarone, Giovanni Corrado, Claudia Borghi and Giulio Clerici

      Article first published online: 9 MAY 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01397.x

      We describe an unusual intraventricular left-sided muscular septal defect lacking in right ventricle outlet.

    2. Utility of Contrast Echocardiography to Detect Baffle Leak in Mustard Patients (pages E154–E155)

      Berto J. Bouma and Jos A. van der Sloot

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01454.x

      Baffle rupture is a well-known complication in patients with a transposition of the great arteries who underwent an atrial switch procedure according to Mustard. contrast echocardiography is a simple and easy tool to detect shunts caused by these ruptures. An injection of agitated saline will perceive the complication in the Mustard patient with the appearance of the contrast in the systemic circulation. Detection and subsequent treatment of this complication in an early stage will improve survival and quality of life in these patients. This diagnostic test should be considered in every Mustard patient with a not understood decrease in arterial saturation.

  6. Echo Rounds

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

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