Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 29 Issue 8

September 2012

Volume 29, Issue 8

Pages 887–1015, E179–E217, i–iv

  1. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama At Birmingham
    4. Review Article
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. ISCU News
    9. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Diagnostic Performance of Handheld Echocardiography for the Assessment of Basic Cardiac Morphology and Function: A Validation Study in Routine Cardiac Patients (pages 887–894)

      Christian Prinz, Jelena Dohrmann, Frank van Buuren, Thomas Bitter, Nikola Bogunovic, Dieter Horstkotte and Lothar Faber

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01728.x

    2. Evaluation of Non-ST Segment Elevation Acute Chest Pain Syndromes with a Novel Low-Profile Continuous Imaging Ultrasound Transducer (pages 895–899)

      P. Anthony N. Chandraratna, Dilbahar S. Mohar, Peter F. Sidarous, Prabhjyot Brar, Jeffrey Miller, Nissar Shah, John Kadis, Ashgar Ali and Prabhsimran Mohar

      Article first published online: 17 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01709.x

    3. The Impact of Preload Alteration on the Myocardial Performance Index through Implementing Positive End Expiratory Pressure (pages 900–905)

      Abdolrazagh Kiani, Reza Shabanian, Soroush Seifirad, Giv Heidari-Bateni, Mahsa Rekabi, Leila Shahbaznejad, Reza Dastmalchi and Armen Kocharian

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01742.x

    4. Tissue Doppler Time Intervals Predict the Occurrence of Rehospitalization in Chronic Heart Failure: Data from the Daunia Heart Failure Registry (pages 906–913)

      Michele Correale, Antonio Totaro, Carmen Adriana Greco, Francesco Musaico, Fiorella De Rosa, Armando Ferraretti, Riccardo Ieva, Matteo Di Biase and Natale Daniele Brunetti

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01729.x

    5. Left Ventricular Dyssynchrony and Its Effects on Cardiac Function in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Hypertension (pages 914–922)

      Abdulkadir Kırış, Kayıhan Karaman, Gülhanım Kırış, Mürsel Şahin, İsmet Durmuş, Şahin Kaplan, Asım Örem, Merih Kutlu and Ahmet Ayar

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01727.x

    6. Feasibility of Bidimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography for Strain Analysis in Consecutive Patients in Daily Clinical Practice (pages 923–926)

      Elena Villanueva-Fernández, Martin Ruiz-Ortiz, Dolores Mesa-Rubio, Mónica-Delgado Ortega, Elias Romo-Peñas, Francisco Toledano-Delgado, José López-Aguilera, Laura Cejudo-Diaz del Campo and José Suárez de Lezo-Cruz Conde

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01739.x

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      Early Detection of Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction Using Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Strain Evaluation in Healthy Subjects after Acute Alcohol Intoxication (pages 927–932)

      Patricia Reant, Warren Chasseriaud, Xavier Pillois, Marina Dijos, Florence Arsac, Raymond Roudaut and Stephane Lafitte

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01717.x

    8. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 933)

      Patrick Garceau, Shemy Carasso, Anna Woo, Chris Overgaard, Leonard Schwartz and Harry Rakowski

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12000

    9. CME

    10. Assessment of Left Atrial Function in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Athlete's Heart: A Left Atrial Myocardial Deformation Study (pages 943–949)

      Luigi Gabrielli, Andrés Enríquez, Samuel Córdova, Fernando Yáñez, Iván Godoy and Ramon Corbalán

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01719.x

    11. The Effect of Antithyroid Treatment on Atrial Conduction Times in Patients with Subclinical Hyperthyroidism (pages 950–955)

      Alper Buğra Nacar, Gürkan Acar, Hikmet Yorgun, Ahmet Akçay, Mesut Özkaya, Uğur Canpolat, Murat Akkoyun and Cemal Tuncer

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01718.x

    12. Assessment of Right Ventricular Mechanics in Patients with Mitral Stenosis by Two-Dimensional Deformation Imaging (pages 956–961)

      Ibrahim Halil Tanboga, Mustafa Kurt, Emine Bilen, Enbiya Aksakal, Ahmet Kaya, Turgay Isik, Mehmet Ekinci, Süleyman Karakoyun and Serdar Sevimli

      Article first published online: 7 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01738.x

    13. Evaluation of Myocardial Deformation in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease and Preserved Ejection Fraction Using Three-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography (pages 962–969)

      Homaa Ahmad, Etienne Gayat, Chattanong Yodwut, M. Cristina Abduch, Amit R. Patel, Lynn Weinert, Ankit Desai, Wendy Tsang, Joe G. N. Garcia, Roberto M. Lang and Victor Mor-Avi

      Article first published online: 8 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01710.x

    14. Incremental Utility of Real Time Three-Dimensional Tranthoracic Echocardiography in the Assessment of Congenitally Malformed Aortic Valve (pages 978–983)

      Ashraf M. Anwar, Youssef F. M. Nosir, Ahmed N. Galal, Mai Al-Barakati and Hassan Chamsi-Pasha

      Article first published online: 8 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01711.x

    15. Aortic and Pulmonary Artery Stiffness and Cardiac Function in Children at Risk for Obesity (pages 984–990)

      Ragab A. Mahfouz, Ashraf Dewedar, Amr Abdelmoneim and Ekhlas M. Hossien

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01736.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. Review Article
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. ISCU News
    9. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Does the Routine Echocardiographic Exam Have a Role in the Detection and Evaluation of Cholelithiasis and Gallbladder Wall Thickening? (pages 991–996)

      David D. Daly Jr., Haytham El-Shurafa, Navin C. Nanda, Bhavin Dumaswala, Komal Dumaswala, Nilay Kumar and Ferit Onur Mutluer

      Article first published online: 2 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01777.x

  3. Review Article

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama At Birmingham
    4. Review Article
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. ISCU News
    9. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Three-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography: Methodological Aspects and Clinical Potential (pages 997–1010)

      Jose A. Urbano-Moral, Ayan R. Patel, Martin S. Maron, Jose A. Arias-Godinez and Natesa G. Pandian

      Article first published online: 12 JUL 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01773.x

  4. Case Reports

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama At Birmingham
    4. Review Article
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. ISCU News
    9. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Online only: These articles can be accessed in the electronic version of this issue at wileyonlinelibrary.com.

      An Asymptomatic Needle in the Left Ventricular Anterolateral Wall: A Prison Inmate's Strange Radio Antenna (pages E179–E181)

      Ibrahim Akpinar, Muhammet Rasit Sayin, Turgut Karabag, Sait Mesut Dogan and Mustafa Aydin

      Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01756.x

      A foreign body such as a needle in the heart can be life-threatening. While such occurrences may be accidental, there are reports of cases involving domestic violence or psychiatric patients. Once a needle enters the body, it can migrate through the thorax towards the heart. The clinical outcome varies from an asymptomatic situation to tamponade or shock, depending on how severely the cardiac structures are affected. Here, we report the case of a 34-year-old male with an 8-cmlong needle-like object lodged in his left ventricle.

    2. A Primary Pericardial Undifferentiated Sarcoma Invading the Right Atrium and Superior Vena Cava (pages E182–E185)

      Wenjing Bi, Ran Qu and Weidong Ren

      Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01757.x

      Primary undifferentiated cardiac sarcomas are rare. We reported herein a case of 56-year-old male farmer with a primary pericardial undifferentiated sarcoma, which invaded the right atrium and superior vena cava.

    3. Mitral Valve Regurgitation: Paradoxical Behavior of Dobutamine Stress Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (pages E186–E188)

      Andre Mauricio S. Fernandes, Vikas K. Rathi, Robert W. W. Biederman, Dafne C. Andrade and Igor C. Borges

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01713.x

      A 62-year-old woman with mitral regurgitation (MR) underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and dobutamine stress CMR imaging, a widely used method to analyze left ventricular function and MR volumes. During dobutamine provocation at escalating doses, the left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD) decreased, with a corresponding decrease in MR. At peak dobutamine dose, the LVEDD further decreased, with near complete relief of MR. Upon cessation of dobutamine provocation, the MR returned to predobutamine level. This case thereby demonstrates that MR may be reversible under certain conditions.

    4. Evaluation of Cardiac Involvement with Mediastinal Lymphoma: The Role of Innovative Integrated Cardiovascular Imaging (pages E189–E192)

      Mark Goldman, Robert Matthews, Hong Meng, Thomas Bilfinger and Smadar Kort

      Article first published online: 7 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01746.x

      A 73-year-old woman presented in right heart failure. Computed tomography of the chest revealed a 3 x 5 cm anterior mediastinal mass. Contrast-enhanced 2D transthoracic echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) and MRI-PET fusion demonstrated invasion of the pericardium and right heart by the tumor. Mediastinal biopsy revealed high-grade diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which responded to chemotherapy. The role of each modality in this case was discussed in the manuscript. In conclusion, the integration of multiple imaging modalities is extremely useful in the characterization, localization, diagnosis and treatment of an unusual cardiac mass.

    5. A Plump and Fatty Heart: Isolated Left Ventricular Apical Hypoplasia (pages E193–E196)

      Kristine D. Tumabiene, Adriano E. Magpali Jr., Lowe Chiong, Raul D. Jara, Ramon F. Abarquez Jr. and Nelson S. Abelardo

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01741.x

      Isolated left ventricular apical hypoplasia was fi rst recognized in 2004, and since then, only a few cases have been identifi ed. We report this case of a 21-year-old Filipino female presenting with unstable tachyarrhythmia and heart failure, with characteristic features of isolated left ventricular apical hypoplasia on echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. To our knowledge, this is the fi rst reported adult case in Asia.

    6. Not All Obstructive Cardiac Lesions Are Created Equal: Double-Chamber Right Ventricle In Pregnancy (pages E197–E200)

      Sandhya Murthy, George Lui, Farbod Raiszadeh, Lawrence Boxt and Cynthia Taub

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01721.x

      Double-chambered right ventricle (DCRV) is a rare form of right ventricular outfl ow tract (RVOT) obstruction consisting of a muscle bundle that divides the right ventricle into a sinus (inlet) and infundibulum (outlet). The hemodynamic obstruction of the RVOT is usually an acquired phenomenon, however the substrate for the anomalous muscle bundle is likely congenital. Most cases are diagnosed in early childhood, and few cases are discovered in adulthood. This poses a unique diagnostic challenge for physicians, as it is commonly mistaken for other common acquired disease states. We describe the course of a young adult with DCRV during pregnancy.

    7. Hepatic Portal Venous Gas and “The Aquarium Sign” Due to Intussusception in Kawasaki Disease (pages E201–E203)

      Upendra N. Singh, Aditya Kapoor, Amita Aggarwal, Sudeep Kumar and Ujjal Poddar

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01714.x

      Presence of hepatic portal venous gas is secondary to bowel necrosis, mechanical distension, or intraabdominal sepsis. Gastrointestinal involvement in Kawasaki disease is uncommon and secondary to possible mesenteric small vessel vasculitis, bowel ischemia, and associated myenteric plexus dysfunction. We describe a case of Kawasaki disease presenting with abdominal pain and intussusceptions with demonstrable “aquarium sign” on echocardiography. This manifested as continuous passage of bubble-like echoes, 1–2 mm in diameter, fl owing from the portal vein, intrahepatic portal radicles, and inferior vena cava, toward the right1–2sided cardiac chambers, akin to passage of bubbles in an aquarium.

    8. Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Features of Unicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis Correlate with Surgical Findings (pages E204–E207)

      Hutton P. Brantley, Rajasekhar Nekkanti, Curtis A. Anderson and Alan P. Kypson

      Article first published online: 7 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01740.x

      A unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) is a rare congenital defect that may manifest clinically as severe aortic stenosis or regurgitation in the third to fi fth decade of life. This report describes two cases of UAV stenosis in adult patients diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). The utility of three-dimensional TEE in confi rming valve morphology and its relevance to transcatheter valve replacement are discussed.

  5. Image Section

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama At Birmingham
    4. Review Article
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. ISCU News
    9. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Online only: These articles can be accessed in the electronic version of this issue at wileyonlinelibrary.com.

      Cystic Hydatidosis of the Heart and Brain (pages E208–E209)

      Ajay S. Chaurasia, Jaywant M. Nawale, Sandeep N. Patil, Madhusudan A. Yemul, Sachin Mukhedkar, Sohan K. Sharma, Vinay K. and Pritesh Punjabi

      Article first published online: 14 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01743.x

      A 21-year-old female presented with right1-2sided hemiparesis and headache of fi ve months duration. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain were suggestive of a lobulated cystic mass in the left parietal paraventricular region. Two-dimensional and live three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiogram followed later by chest computed tomography performed as a part of preoperative workup showed a left ventricular apical hydatid cyst. The patient underwent transmitral total pericystectomy followed by complete excision of the cyst in the brain. Histopathological examination of the surgical specimens confi rmed that they were hydatid cysts.

    2. Three-Dimensional Imaging of Pannus Overgrowth after Mitral Valve Repair (pages E210–E213)

      Vasileios Sachpekidis, Michail Agatziotis, Ioannis Styliadis, Lampros Mosialos, Ioannis Kaprinis, Mark J. Monaghan and Chris Adamopoulos

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01731.x

    3. Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Endovascular Stenting (pages E214–E215)

      Ghassan H. Abusaid, Omar M. Cheema, Tianrong Xie, Rosario A. Mercado-Young and Masood Ahmad

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01730.x

    4. The Role of Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in Assessing Libman-Sacks Endocarditis (pages E216–E217)

      Mehmet Akif Vatankulu, Ercan Erdogan, Abdurrahman Tasal, Osman Sonmez, Ahmet Cinar, Cemalettin Aydin and Omer Goktekin

      Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01761.x

  6. Echo Rounds

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama At Birmingham
    4. Review Article
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. ISCU News
    9. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Two Cases of Rare Mitral Valve Tumors (pages 1011–1015)

      Bryan Ahlgren, Jennifer Dorosz, Andrew Rohrer, Brett Reece, Joseph Cleveland, Ernesto Salcedo and Tamas Seres

      Article first published online: 29 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01716.x

  7. ISCU News

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

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.12012.x

  8. Announcement of Future Meetings

    1. Top of page
    2. Original Investigations
    3. Research from the University of Alabama At Birmingham
    4. Review Article
    5. Case Reports
    6. Image Section
    7. Echo Rounds
    8. ISCU News
    9. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Announcement of Future Meetings (pages iii–iv)

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.12013.x

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