Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 31 Issue 10

November 2014

Volume 31, Issue 10

Pages i–ii, 1173–1318, E293–E318

  1. ISCU News

    1. Top of page
    2. ISCU News
    3. Editorial
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Viewpoint
    7. Review Article
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. ISCU News (page i)

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12837

  2. Editorial

    1. Top of page
    2. ISCU News
    3. Editorial
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Viewpoint
    7. Review Article
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Announcement of Future Meetings
  3. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. ISCU News
    3. Editorial
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Viewpoint
    7. Review Article
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Does Gestational Diabetes History Increase Epicardial Fat and Carotid Intima Media Thickness? (pages 1182–1187)

      Mustafa Caliskan, Ozge Telci Caklili, Zuhal Caliskan, Cevdet Duran, Faika C. Çiftçi, Enver Avci, Hakan Güllü, Mustafa Kulaksizoglu, Harun Koca and Haldun Muderrisoglu

      Article first published online: 26 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12597

    2. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 1188)

      Pohoey Fan, Sasha K. Shillcutt, Candice M. Montzingo, Ankit Agrawal, Maseeha S. Khaleel, Stacey L. Therrien, Walker R. Thomas, Thomas R. Porter and Tara R. Brakke

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12836

    3. Echocardiography-Based Hemodynamic Management of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction: A Feasibility and Safety Study (pages 1189–1198)

      Sasha K. Shillcutt, Candice R. Montzingo, Ankit Agrawal, Maseeha S. Khaleel, Stacey L. Therrien, Walker R. Thomas, Thomas R. Porter and Tara R. Brakke

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12574

    4. Evaluation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection-Related Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction by Tissue Doppler Strain Echocardiography (pages 1199–1204)

      Imran Onur, Baris Ikitimur, Fahrettin Oz, Ahmet Ekmekci, Ali Elitok, Arif Atahan Cagatay, Kamil Adalet, Ahmet Kaya Bilge and Mehmet Gungor Kaya

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12569

    5. Associations of Tissue Doppler Imaging with NT-proBNP and hs-TnT: A Pilot Study in End-Stage Renal Disease (pages 1205–1212)

      Ruth F. Dubin, Alexis L. Beatty, John R. Teerlink, Nelson B. Schiller, Dean Alokozai and Kirsten L. Johansen

      Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12552

    6. Impact of Azelnidipine and Amlodipine on Left Ventricular Mass and Longitudinal Function in Hypertensive Patients with Left Ventricular Hypertrophy (pages 1230–1238)

      Hirohiko Motoki, Jun Koyama, Atsushi Izawa, Takeshi Tomita, Yusuke Miyashita, Masafumi Takahashi and Uichi Ikeda

      Article first published online: 20 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12548

    7. Strain Analysis during Exercise in Patients with Asymptomatic Atrial Septal Defect (pages 1239–1244)

      Onur Baydar, Veysel Oktay, Umit Yasar Sinan, Sinem Cakal, Beytullah Cakal, Ugur Coskun and Ahmet Yildiz

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12570

    8. Right Ventricular Isovolumic Acceleration in Acute Pulmonary Embolism (pages 1253–1258)

      Mehmet Ali Cetiner, Muhammet Rasit Sayin, Nesligul Yildirim, Turgut Karabag, Sait Mesut Dogan, Emrah Kucuk and Mustafa Aydin

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12579

    9. Left Ventricular Twisting Modifications in Patients with Left Ventricular Concentric Hypertrophy at Increasing After-Load Conditions (pages 1265–1273)

      Amato Santoro, Federico Alvino, Giovanni Antonelli, Valerio Zacà, Susanna Benincasa, Stefano Lunghetti and Sergio Mondillo

      Article first published online: 20 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12555

    10. Left Ventricular Twist and Ventricular–Arterial Coupling in Hypertensive Patients (pages 1274–1282)

      Hong-Won Shin, Hyungseop Kim, Jeong-Eun Lee, In-Cheol Kim, Hyuck-Jun Yoon, Hyoung-Seob Park, Yun-Kyeong Cho, Chang-Wook Nam, Seung-Ho Hur, Yoon-Nyun Kim and Kwon-Bae Kim

      Article first published online: 19 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12561

  4. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham

    1. Top of page
    2. ISCU News
    3. Editorial
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Viewpoint
    7. Review Article
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. The Advantages of Live/Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Assessment of Tricuspid Valve Infective Endocarditis (pages 1293–1309)

      Aylin Sungur, Ming C. Hsiung, Luis D. Meggo Quiroz, Tuğba Kemaloğlu Öz, Ayman Haj Asaad, Deepak Joshi, Cevdet Dönmez, Tolga S. Güvenç and Navin C. Nanda

      Article first published online: 25 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12785

  5. Viewpoint

    1. Top of page
    2. ISCU News
    3. Editorial
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Viewpoint
    7. Review Article
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Announcement of Future Meetings
  6. Review Article

    1. Top of page
    2. ISCU News
    3. Editorial
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Viewpoint
    7. Review Article
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Left Atrial Appendage Aneurysm: A Systematic Review of 82 Cases (pages 1312–1318)

      Madan Raj Aryal, Fayaz A. Hakim, Sailu Ghimire, Sushil Ghimire, Smith Giri, Anil Pandit, Yashoda Bhandari, Naresh Bhandari, Ranjan Pathak, Paras Karmacharya and Rajesh Pradhan

      Article first published online: 28 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12667

  7. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.

    1. Top of page
    2. ISCU News
    3. Editorial
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Viewpoint
    7. Review Article
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Evolutionary Change Mimicking Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in a Patient with Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (pages E293–E295)

      Hui-Jeong Hwang, Hyae-Min Lee, In-Ho Yang, Dong-Hee Kim, Jong-Kyu Byun and Il Suk Sohn

      Article first published online: 11 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12722

      Mini-Abstract

      In this report, we introduce a case of thickening of the involved left ventricular apical segment on echocardiography and deep T wave inversions in precordial leads on electrocardiography transiently seen in the course of recovery from biventricular Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, mimicking apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This result suggests that the echocardiographic finding of transient myocardial edema can be identified by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Additionally it persisted a few weeks after full functional recovery. We believe that this case will contribute in part towards clarifying the pathophysiology of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy.

    2. Lateral Left Ventricular Wall Rupture Following Acute Myocardial Infarction: Pathophysiological Interpretation by Multimodality Imaging Approach (pages E296–E299)

      Gustavo Avegliano, Diego Conde, María Isabel González Ruiz, Paola Kuschnir, Agustina Sciancalepore, Florencia Castro and Ricardo Ronderos

      Article first published online: 3 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12727

      Mini-Abstract

      Lateral left ventricular wall rupture (LVWR) is a rare complication following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) less than 1%. After cardiogenic shock, LVWR constitutes the most common cause of in-hospital death in AMI patients. Around 40% of all LVWR occurred during the first 24 hours and 85% within the first week. In the present case, 76 hours following the intervention, LVWR was observed likely due to a small infarction at the lateral left ventricular wall possibly due to the marginal lesion. Our patient refused surgery and was followed clinically. Eighteen months later, real time three-dimensional echocardiography showed a pseudoaneurysm.

    3. Three-Dimensional Echocardiography-Based Prediction of Posterior Leaflet Resection (pages E300–E303)

      Yonghoon Rim, Ahnryul Choi, Susan T. Laing, David D. McPherson and Hyunggun Kim

      Article first published online: 11 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12717

      Mini-Abstract

      Clinical long-term outcomes have shown that partial leaflet resection followed by ring annuloplasty is a reliable and reproducible surgical repair technique for treatment of mitral valve (MV) leaflet prolapse. We report a 61-year-old male for three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE)-based virtual posterior leaflet resection and ring annuloplasty. Severe mitral regurgitation was found and computational evaluation demonstrated substantial leaflet malcoaptation and high stress concentration. Following virtual resection and ring annuloplasty, posterior leaflet prolapse markedly decreased, sufficient leaflet coaptation was restored, and high stress concentration disappeared. Virtual MV repair strategies using 3DTEE have the potential to help optimize MV repair.

    4. Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Guided Closure of Complex Multiple Atrial Septal Defects (pages E304–E306)

      Yasufumi Kijima, Teiji Akagi, Koji Nakagawa, Yoichi Takaya, Hiroki Oe and Hiroshi Ito

      Article first published online: 16 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12731

      Mini-Abstract

      Transcatheter closure of complex multiple atrial septal defects (ASDs) remains a challenge. We describe our clinical experience with staged device deployment in a patient with multiple ASDs using four Amplatzer septal occluder devices. Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography imaging contributed not only to the therapeutic guidance of successful device deployment but also to the decision making for the staged device delivery approach in a case of morphologically complex multiple ASDs.

  8. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.

    1. Top of page
    2. ISCU News
    3. Editorial
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Viewpoint
    7. Review Article
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. A Case of Carcinoid Heart Disease with Desaturation and No Liver Metastases (pages E307–E309)

      Annelies Requilé, Alexander Van De Bruaene, Veerle Reenaers and Paul Dendale

      Article first published online: 5 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12713

      Mini-Abstract

      In 95% of cases of carcinoid heart disease, the primary tumor is located in the gastrointestinal tract and hepatic inactivation of serotonin prevent symptoms from occurring until liver metastases are present. Ovarian carcinoid tumors are an unusual cause of carcinoid heart disease in the absence of liver metastases. Rarely, carcinoid heart disease is associated with desaturation due to right-to-left shunting through a patent foramen ovale. We present the case of a 64-year-old female with carcinoid heart disease without liver metastases and hypoxemia due to right-to-left shunting.

    2. Real Time Three-Dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiography in Assessment of Stented Coarctation of Aorta: A Case-Based Presentation (pages E310–E314)

      Ahmed Almomani, Shreyas Modi and Masood Ahmad

      Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12734

      Mini-Abstract

      The treatment for aortic coarctation has evolved from surgical repair to percutaneous endovascular balloon angioplasty and stenting. Imaging techniques are playing an important role in assessment of these patients. We present a case in whom an accurate assessment of the patency of the stent and the adequacy of flow were obtained by real time three-dimensional echocardiography. Compared to other imaging modalities, echocardiography is inexpensive. It also avoids the risks of radiation and contrast associated with computed tomographic (CT) angiography, and the potential artifacts that may occur with cardiac magnetic resonance (MR). Real time three-dimensional echocardiography from a transthoracic approach appears promising in evaluating morphology and functionality of the stented coarctation of the descending aorta.

    3. Three-Dimensional Image of a Baffle Leak in a Patient with a Mustard Operation (pages E315–E316)

      Clifford L. Cua, Kevin Kollins, Sharon Roble and Ralf J. Holzer

      Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12736

      Mini-Abstract

      Baffle leaks are one type of complication following the Mustard operation for transposition of the great arteries. In this case, a 27-year-old male status post–Mustard operation scheduled for a pacemaker placement was noted to have a positive agitated saline contrast study via transesophageal echocardiography. The baffle leak could not be well defined despite extensive two-dimensional imaging. With three-dimensional imaging, the superior and posterior located baffle leak was clearly imaged. Three-dimensional echocardiography allows unparalleled imaging in identifying the location of baffle leaks in patients with complex intracardiac procedures such as the Mustard operation.

    4. Role of Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in Diagnosis of Coronary Anomalies (pages E317–E318)

      Alexis Theron, Alexis Jacquier, Eleonore Ravis, Thibault Ronchard, Jean-Yves Gaubert, Dominique Grisoli, Vlad Gariboldi and Frederic Collart

      Article first published online: 24 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12751

      Mini-Abstract

      A 16-year-old man was referred to our institution after a recovered sudden cardiac death supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. A three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) revealed a left anterior descending coronary artery arising from the right coronary sinus with a course between the aorta and the pulmonary artery. After extracorporeal membrane oxygenation weaning, a multidetector computed tomography coronary angiogram scan confirmed the 3DTEE findings. Here, we suggested that 3DTEE can provide a reliable coronary anatomic assessment in some emergency cases when it is not possible to shift the patient out of the ICU.

  9. Announcement of Future Meetings

    1. Top of page
    2. ISCU News
    3. Editorial
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Viewpoint
    7. Review Article
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Announcement of Future Meetings
    1. Announcement of Future Meetings (page ii)

      Article first published online: 6 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12838

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