Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 29 Issue 10

November 2012

Volume 29, Issue 10

Pages 1143–1263, E255–E277, i–iv

  1. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    4. Challenging Cases Beyond the Guidelines Section Editor: Natesa G. Pandian, M.D.
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section Section Editor: Ivan D'Cruz, M.D.
    7. ISCU News
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 1149)

      Anne-Laure Castel, Sylvestre Maréchaux, Jamal Laaouaj, Dan Rusinaru, Franck Levy and Christophe Tribouilloy

      Article first published online: 29 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12060

    2. CME

    3. Serial Doppler Echocardiographic Assessment of Diastolic Dysfunction during Acute Myocardial Infarction (pages 1164–1171)

      Sandhir B. Prasad, Valerie See, Timothy Tan, Paula Brown, Tania McKay, Pramesh Kovoor and Liza Thomas

      Article first published online: 17 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01788.x

    4. Correlation between Left Ventricular Global and Regional Longitudinal Systolic Strain and Impaired Microcirculation in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction (pages 1181–1190)

      Brian B. Løgstrup, Dan E. Høfsten, Thomas B. Christophersen, Jacob E. Møller, Hans E. Bøtker, Patricia A. Pellikka and Kenneth Egstrup

      Article first published online: 3 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01784.x

    5. Systolic Papillary Muscle Dyssynchrony Predicts Recurrence of Mitral Regurgitation in Patients with Ischemic Cardiomyopathy (ICM) Undergoing Mitral Valve Repair (pages 1191–1200)

      Leen van Garsse, Sandro Gelsomino, Orlando Parise, Fabiana Lucà, Emile Cheriex, Roberto Lorusso, Enrico Vizzardi, Carmelo Massimiliano Rao, Gian Franco Gensini and Jos Maessen

      Article first published online: 17 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01789.x

    6. Regional Heterogeneity of Systolic Dysfunction Is Associated with Ventricular Dyssynchrony in Patients with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Narrow QRS Complex (pages 1201–1210)

      Kensuke Matsumoto, Hidekazu Tanaka, Kazuhiro Tatsumi, Akihiro Kaneko, Takayuki Tsuji, Keiko Ryo, Hiroya Kawai and Ken-ichi Hirata

      Article first published online: 3 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01791.x

    7. Early Left Atrial Mechanics and Volume Abnormalities in Subjects with Prehypertension: A Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Study (pages 1211–1217)

      Erdal Aktürk, Necip Ermis, Jülide Yağmur, Nusret Acikgoz, Ertuğrul Kurtoğlu, Mehmet Cansel, Ferhat Eyüpkoca, Hasan Pekdemir and Ramazan Özdemir

      Article first published online: 29 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01795.x

    8. Association between Serum Total Antioxidant Status and Coronary Microvascular Functions in Patients with SLE (pages 1218–1223)

      Sema Yılmaz, Mustafa Caliskan, Sevsen Kulaksızoglu, Ozgur Ciftci, Zuhal Caliskan, Hakan Gullu, Aytekin Guven and Haldun Muderrisoglu

      Article first published online: 29 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01797.x

    9. High Prevalence of Subclinical Atherosclerosis by Carotid Ultrasound among Mexican Americans: Discordance with 10-Year Risk Assessment using the Framingham Risk Score (pages 1224–1232)

      Susan T. Laing, Beverly Smulevitz, Kristina P. Vatcheva, Anne R. Rentfro, David D. McPherson, Susan P. Fisher-Hoch and Joseph B. McCormick

      Article first published online: 2 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01774.x

    10. Aortic Stiffness Assessed by Global Pulse Wave Velocity in Postmenopausal Women: An Ultrasonographic Study (pages 1233–1238)

      Pasquale Palmiero, Maria Maiello, David D. Daly Jr., Marco Matteo Ciccone and Navin C. Nanda

      Article first published online: 17 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01786.x

  2. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    4. Challenging Cases Beyond the Guidelines Section Editor: Natesa G. Pandian, M.D.
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section Section Editor: Ivan D'Cruz, M.D.
    7. ISCU News
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Role of Live/Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Percutaneous Epicardial Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage (pages 1256–1260)

      Deepak Joshi, Sula Mazimba, G. Neal Kay, Navin C. Nanda, Pohoey Fan, Florian Schlotter, Rajesh Venkataraman, Bhavin Dumaswala and Komal Dumaswala

      Article first published online: 27 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01821.x

  3. Challenging Cases Beyond the Guidelines Section Editor: Natesa G. Pandian, M.D.

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    4. Challenging Cases Beyond the Guidelines Section Editor: Natesa G. Pandian, M.D.
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section Section Editor: Ivan D'Cruz, M.D.
    7. ISCU News
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. A Case of Aortic Stenosis and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (pages 1261–1263)

      Alamelu Ramamurthi, Eric M. Aker and Natesa G. Pandian

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01812.x

  4. Case Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    4. Challenging Cases Beyond the Guidelines Section Editor: Natesa G. Pandian, M.D.
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section Section Editor: Ivan D'Cruz, M.D.
    7. ISCU News
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Online only: These articles can be accessed in the electronic version of this issue at wileyonlinelibrary.com.

      Parachute Tricuspid Valve in a Patient with Atrial Septal Defect Detected by Two- and Three-Dimensional Echocardiography (pages E255–E257)

      Sait Demirkol, Sevket Balta, Murat Unlu, Ugur Bozlar, Zekeriya Arslan and Bulent Karaman

      Article first published online: 3 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01792.x

      Mini-Abstract

      An 86-year-old man with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis underwent an aortic valve replacement. A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) was performed during the surgery and demonstrated mild mitral regurgitation (MR). The patient's symptoms persisted despite surgery, and subsequent TEE demonstrated prolapse of the posteromedial commissural leaflet, with evidence of a severe, very eccentric MR jet which was directed laterally and superiorly. The jet was almost missed in most imaging planes and could finally be exposed by withdrawing the probe to the level of the aortic valve and left atrial appendage.

    2. Commissural Mitral Regurgitation Detected by Abnormal Blood Flow Pattern in the Left Atrial Appendage (pages E258–E260)

      Jennifer Chen and Itzhak Kronzon

      Article first published online: 11 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01802.x

      Mini-Abstract

      An 86-year-old man presented with shortness of breath. Workup done at another institution revealed severe aortic stenosis and mild, eccentric mitral regurgitation (MR). The patient subsequently underwent aortic valve replacement with a tissue bioprosthesis at the outside institution. A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) probe was used to monitor myocardial and valvular function during the procedure, but only mild MR was noted.

    3. Diagnosis of Celiac Artery In-Stent Thrombosis by Transesophageal Echocardiography (pages E261–E263)

      Robert W. W. Biederman, Abid Ali Fakhri and Joseph C. Young

      Article first published online: 29 AUG 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01801.x

      Mini-Abstract

      We present a case of a 70-year-old female with severe peripheral arterial disease presenting with celiac artery in-stent thrombosis diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Routine assessment of the visceral arteries is not performed in most TEE studies. A review of the literature shows that the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries can be successfully visualized during transgastric views of the abdominal aorta. We propose that two-dimensional and color Doppler echocardiography have several intrinsic advantages over CT, MRA and catheterization when assessing aortic and visceral arterial pathology.

    4. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy as Rescue Therapy in End-Stage Heart Failure: Illustration by Three-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Strain Echocardiography (pages E264–E266)

      Aurélie Guiot, Anne Laure Castel, Yves Guyomar, Estelle Cuvelier, François Delelis, Pierre Graux and Sylvestre Maréchaux

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01814.x

      Mini Abstract

      We describe the successful use of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) as rescue therapy for refractory heart failure 2 weeks after a dual-chamber pacemaker implantation in a 73-year-old man. Three-dimensional echocardiography with speckle tracking area strain identified severe left ventricular dysfunction and left ventricular dyssynchrony related to right ventricular pacing. After CRT pacemaker implantation, echocardiography assessment demonstrated immediate and 9-month improvement in left ventricular systolic function with evidence of reverse remodeling.

    5. Fetal Diagnosis of Superior Vena Cava Aneurysm (pages E267–E269)

      Saul Flores, Amir Dangol, James P. Strainic, Brian D. Hoit, Peter C. Kouretas and Ravi C. Ashwath

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01813.x

      Mini-Abstract

      Superior vena cava aneurysm is a rare intrathoracic vascular lesion, which can be associated with cystic hygroma. In this article, the authors describe a case of superior vena cava aneurysm diagnosed by means of fetal echocardiography and a review of the literature for management of this rare condition.

  5. Image Section Section Editor: Ivan D'Cruz, M.D.

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    4. Challenging Cases Beyond the Guidelines Section Editor: Natesa G. Pandian, M.D.
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section Section Editor: Ivan D'Cruz, M.D.
    7. ISCU News
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Online only: These articles can be accessed in the electronic version of this issue at wileyonlinelibrary.com.

      Myxomas in All Cardiac Chambers (pages E270–E272)

      Mehrnoush Toufan, Ahmadreza Jodati, Naser Safaei, Babak Kazemi and Leili Pourafkari

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01803.x

      Mini-Abstract

      A 24-year-old previously healthy man presented with aphasia and right-sided hemiparesis during a workout session. Echocardiography for evaluation of the embolic source revealed multiple large masses in the right and left atria, right ventricle, left ventricular apex, and outflow tract and entrance of the superior vena cava. Surprisingly, the patient had been asymptomatic prior to his current presentation with cerebral embolism. He underwent urgent surgery and six cardiac tumors were resected. Pathologic examination of the lesions was compatible with myxoma. At a follow-up 10 months later, the patient was noted to have some neurologic sequelae. No cardiac masses were reported on repeat echocardiography. The present case is unique for simultaneous occurrence of multiple myxomas in all cardiac chambers.

    2. Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography of Aortic Atherosclerosis (pages E273–E274)

      Gonenc Kocabay, Denisa Muraru, Diletta Peluso, Sabino Iliceto and Luigi P. Badano

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01815.x

      Mini-Abstract

      We present a 75-year-old woman with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who underwent transesophageal echocardiography (TOE) as part of the routine examinations before scheduling transcatheter aortic valve implantation. The examination identified, in addition to severe calcific aortic stenosis, intimal thickening of the ascending aorta. Three-dimensional (3D) TOE was performed to better characterize atherosclerotic plaque size, shape, and relationships with the surrounding aortic wall.

    3. Severe Portopulmonary Hypertension Associated with an Unusual Pattern of Abernethy Malformation: Three-Dimensional Computed Tomography View (pages E275–E277)

      Salvatore Caputo and Carmine Augusto Tommaso Manganiello

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01816.x

      Mini-Abstract

      In a 28-year-old female, with symptoms and clinical signs of right heart failure, transthoracic echocardiography and abdominal, three-dimensional, contrast-enhanced, computed tomography revealed a rare type of portopulmonary hypertension. She had a severe pulmonary artery hypertension associated with an unusual (and, to our knowledge, not previously described) pattern of Abernethy malformation, with absence of the portal vein, but partial, extrahepatic portosystemic shunt, as the superior mesenteric vein went to the liver, but the splenic vein drained into the inferior vena cava.

  6. ISCU News

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    4. Challenging Cases Beyond the Guidelines Section Editor: Natesa G. Pandian, M.D.
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section Section Editor: Ivan D'Cruz, M.D.
    7. ISCU News
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. ISCU News (pages i–ii)

      Article first published online: 29 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12073

  7. Announcement of Future Meetings

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    4. Challenging Cases Beyond the Guidelines Section Editor: Natesa G. Pandian, M.D.
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section Section Editor: Ivan D'Cruz, M.D.
    7. ISCU News
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Announcement of Future Meetings (pages iii–iv)

      Article first published online: 29 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12074

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