Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 29 Issue 4

April 2012

Volume 29, Issue 4

Pages i–ii, 379–507, E85–E109, bmii–bmii

  1. International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) News

    1. Top of page
    2. International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) News
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) (pages i–ii)

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01733.x

  2. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) News
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 403)

      Pohoey Fan, Koichi Kimura, Katsu Takenaka, Aya Ebihara, Tomoko Okano, Kansei Uno, Nobuaki Fukuda, Jiro Ando, Hideo Fujita, Hiroyuki Morita, Yutaka Yatomi and Ryozo Nagai

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01722.x

    2. CME

      Speckle Tracking Global Strain Rate E/E′ Predicts LV Filling Pressure More Accurately Than Traditional Tissue Doppler E/E′ (pages 404–410)

      Koichi Kimura, Katsu Takenaka, Aya Ebihara, Tomoko Okano, Kansei Uno, Nobuaki Fukuda, Jiro Ando, Hideo Fujita, Hiroyuki Morita, Yutaka Yatomi and Ryozo Nagai

      Article first published online: 8 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01587.x

    3. Efficacy of Longitudinal Speckle Tracking Strain in Conjunction with Isometric Handgrip Stress Test for Detection of Ischemic Myocardial Segments (pages 411–418)

      Keiko Ryo, Hidekazu Tanaka, Akihiro Kaneko, Yuko Fukuda, Tetsuari Onishi, Hiroya Kawai and Ken-ichi Hirata

      Article first published online: 14 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01621.x

    4. Does Longitudinal Strain Predict Left Ventricular Remodeling after Myocardial Infarction? (pages 419–427)

      Diana Zaliaduonyte-Peksiene, Jolanta Justina Vaskelyte, Vaida Mizariene, Renaldas Jurkevicius and Remigijus Zaliunas

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01597.x

    5. Myocardial Fibrosis Is Associated with Biventricular Dysfunction in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (pages 438–444)

      Christian Prinz, Frank van Buuren, Lothar Faber, Thomas Bitter, Nikola Bogunovic, Wolfgang Burchert and Dieter Horstkotte

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01588.x

    6. Left Ventricular Mechanics Following Restrictive Mitral Annuloplasty for Functional Mitral Regurgitation: Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiographic Study (pages 445–450)

      Yasuhiro Shudo, Satoshi Nakatani, Taichi Sakaguchi, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Koji Takeda, Shunsuke Saito, Yasuharu Takeda, Yasushi Sakata, Kazuhiro Yamamoto and Yoshiki Sawa

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01607.x

    7. Effect of Blood Donation Mediated Volume Reduction on Right Ventricular Function Parameters in Healthy Subjects (pages 451–454)

      Zekeriya Kucukdurmaz, Hekim Karapinar, Yusuf Karavelioğlu, Göksel Açar, Ibrahim Gul, Mehmet Yunus Emiroglu, Mustafa Bulut and Ali Metin Esen

      Article first published online: 13 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01614.x

    8. Nonvolumetric Echocardiographic Indices of Right Ventricular Systolic Function: Validation with Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance and Relationship with Functional Capacity (pages 455–463)

      Darryl P. Leong, Suchi Grover, Payman Molaee, Adhiraj Chakrabarty, Mitra Shirazi, Yi H. Cheng, Amy Penhall, Rebecca Perry, Hugh Greville, Majo X. Joseph and Joseph B. Selvanayagam

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01594.x

    9. Regional Right Ventricular Strain Pattern in Patients with Acute Pulmonary Embolism (pages 464–470)

      Elke Platz, Amira H. Hassanein, Amil Shah, Samuel Z. Goldhaber and Scott D. Solomon

      Article first published online: 26 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01617.x

    10. The Evaluation of Endothelial Functions in Patients with Celiac Disease (pages 471–477)

      Cenk Sarı, Nihal Akar Bayram, Fatma Ebru Akın Doğan, Serdal Baştuğ, Aylin D. Bolat, Sevil Özer Sarı, Osman Ersoy and Engin Bozkurt, M.D.

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01598.x

    11. Feasibility of Three-Dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiography to Evaluate Right Ventricular Volumes in Children and Comparison to Left Ventricular Values (pages 492–501)

      Pierre-Emmanuel Séguéla, Sébastien Hascoët, Gilles Brierre, Vanina Bongard and Philippe Acar

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01596.x

  3. Case Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) News
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Online only

      What to Do If a Transesophageal Echocardiography Probe Buckled in Esophagus? (pages E85–E86)

      Selçuk Dişibeyaz, Erkan Parlak, Aydın Şeref Köksal, Fatih Oğuz Önder and Burhan Şahin

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01601.x

      A 65-year-old man was consulted because of buckling of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) probe in the esophagus. A forward-viewing endoscope was inserted to the esophagus alongside the TEE probe. The TEE probe was advanced into the stomach by pushing the retrofl exed tip portion of the TEE probe by the endoscope and advancing the TEE probe at the same time. We believe it is important that cardiologists performing TEE and the referred gastroenterologists should be aware of such a problem and our method of solution.

    2. Mitral Insufficiency Caused by Left Atrial Chordae (pages E87–E90)

      Hale Unal Aksu, Nevzat Uslu, Muzaffer Aslan, Mehmet Gul and Huseyin Aksu

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01599.x

      Accessory chordae on the left atrial site is extremely rare. We report a case of aberrantly inserted chordae tendinea causing moderate mitral regurgitation.

    3. Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Pseudoaneurysm Compressing the Main Pulmonary Artery in a Patient with Behçet's Disease (pages E91–E93)

      Vivek Sharma, Anthony George, Erwin Oechslin, Peter Slinger and Massimiliano Meineri

      Article first published online: 3 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01611.x

      Left anterior descending (LAD) artery aneurysm is a rare but potentially fatal complication of Behcet's disease. An accurate diagnosis of this clinical entity requires multimodal imaging (computerized tomography, angiography, and echocardiography) and is essential to guide appropriate therapeutic management. We report the case of a 22-year-old female with LAD pseudoaneurysm who underwent surgical repair with transesophageal echocardiography guidance.

    4. Transcatheter Closure of a Large Atrial Septal Defect under Microprobe Transesophageal Echocardiographic Guidance (pages E94–E96)

      Manabu Taniguchi, Teiji Akagi, Yasufumi Kijima, Hiroshi Ito and Shunji Sano

      Article first published online: 9 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01600.x

      We present a case of an atrial septal defect in a 59-year-old man with an indication for transcatheter closure. Because of his multiple bullae in his lungs, the procedure was performed using a transesophageal echocardiographic microprobe without sedation. A defi cient superior-anterior rim was revealed, and the maximal diameter of the defect was 25 mm. A 30-mm AMPLATZER Septal Occluder was deployed. Recently introduced multiplane micro-TEE can provide adequate information about a large atrial septal defect with a less invasive procedure in adult patients. Micro-TEE has the potential to become a novel imaging option for interventions of the interatrial septum.

    5. Beaded Necklace-Like Image Observed by Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiograhy as Evidence of Bacterial Vegetations in a Dialysis Catheter (pages E97–E99)

      Sonia G. Ponce and Carlos A. Roldan

      Article first published online: 14 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01619.x

      We present images observed in a patient with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia from a hemodyalisis catheter and demonstrate the superiority of real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT3D-TEE) over 2D-TEE at identifying catheter-associated infected vegetations. Other studies have reported RT3D-TEE as an improved modality to identify and characterize intracardiac structures. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are no reports describing the specifi c characteristics of bacterial vegetations in a dialysis catheter. RT3D-TEE could have a central role in the diagnosis of catheter-related blood stream infections, especially given the increased number of hemodyalisis-dependent patients and increased incidence of infections.

    6. Mitral Valve Libman–Sacks Endocarditis Visualized by Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography (pages E100–E101)

      Hersh Shroff, Ricardo Benenstein, Robin Freedberg, Sydney Mehl and Muhamed Saric

      Article first published online: 16 DEC 2011 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01602.x

      Libman—Sacks endocarditis (LSE) is a common manifestation of valve disease in antiphospholipid syndrome. Mitral valve LSE is characterized by verrucous vegetations on the atrial surfaces of valve leafl ets. In this report, mitral valve LSE was visualized by real time 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). 3D TEE provides a unique en face view of the mitral valve akin to a surgical or autopsy view that allows for an accurate determination of the size, shape, and location of the vegetations.

    7. Anomalous Coronary Circulation: Left Anterior Descending and Left Circumflex Coronary Arteries Arising from the Right Sinus of Valsalva (pages E102–E104)

      Sikander P. Surana, Sanjay Doddamani, Arun Swaminathan, Mansi B. Mehta, Roman Zeltser, Sheel K. Vatsia and Amgad N. Makaryus

      Article first published online: 13 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01610.x

      Approximately 1% of adults who undergo cardiac catheterization have coronary anomalies. We present a rare case of a coronary anomaly involving three separate ostia at the right sinus of Valsalva for the left and right coronary vessels.

  4. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

    1. Top of page
    2. International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) News
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
  5. Image Section

    1. Top of page
    2. International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) News
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Online only

      Transthoracic Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in Impella Placement (pages E105–E106)

      Ghassan H. Abusaid and Masood Ahmad

      Article first published online: 20 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01663.x

      A 33-year-old patient with nonischemic cardiomyopathy presented with cardiogenic shock requiring percutaneous left ventricular assist device placement despite inotropic support. Under transthoracic two-dimensional echocardiographic guidance, an Impella 2.5 L heart pump was placed. The infl ow catheter was distal to the aortic valve, however patient remained in shock. Real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography showed the infl ow catheter imbedded into the papillary muscle causing inlet occlusion. By cropping 3D data set in multiple planes, a better spatial visualization of the infl ow catheter and its distance from the aortic valve was easily obtained and the device was adjusted.

    2. Postinfarction Ventricular Septal Defect: The Role of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography (pages E107–E109)

      Salvatore Scandura, Gian Paolo Ussia, Anna Caggegi, Valeria Cammalleri, Giovanni Millan and Corrado Tamburino

      Article first published online: 14 FEB 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01653.x

      Postinfarction ventricular septal defect (PIVSD) is challenging in both diagnosis and management. Especially in case of percutaneous treatment, a comprehensive echocardiographic assessment is needed. Bidimensional echocardiography enables localization and quantifi cation of intracardiac shunting aiding occluder devices proper choosing and positioning. Nevertheless real time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography usage presents additional benefi ts, defi ning in details the site of rupture and the surrounding cardiac structures. By 3D transesophageal guidance, delivery maneuvers are optimized and inappropriate expansion or position of the implanted device can be accurately assessed. In conclusion, real time 3D echocardiography emerges as a valid and advanced tool in diagnosis and management of PIVSD.

  6. Echo Rounds

    1. Top of page
    2. International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) News
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
  7. Announcement of Future Meetings

    1. Top of page
    2. International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU) News
    3. Original Investigations
    4. Case Reports
    5. Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Announcement of Future Meetings (page bmii)

      Article first published online: 9 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01734.x

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