© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Volume 31, Issue 7
Pages i–iii, 799–912, E200–E233
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12729
S. Serge Barold, Frederic E. Van Heuverswyn, Liesbeth Timmers and Roland X. Stroobandt
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12577
Michael R. Velez and Alex J. Auseon
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12472
Gülcan Abalı, Onur Akpınar, Vedat Nisanoğlu and Tevfik Fikret İlgenli
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12479
Pohoey Fan, Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Miho Sakata and Shoji Kagami
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12728
Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Miho Sakata and Shoji Kagami
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12484
Soon Chang Park, Ki-Woon Kang, Hyeon Soo Yoon, Jin Cheol Myung, Yu Jeong Choi, Sang Hyun Park, Kyung Tae Jung and Jung Yeon Chin
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12476
Kursat Tigen, Murat Sunbul, Tansu Karaahmet, Cihan Dundar, Beste Ozben, Ahmet Guler, Altug Cincin, Mustafa Bulut, Ibrahim Sari and Yelda Basaran
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12482
Sara Cimino, Luciano Agati, Luigi Lucisano, Massimo Mancone, Valentina Petronilli, Francesco Cicogna, Francesco Fedele and Gennaro Sardella
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12474
Tatsuya Miyoshi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Akihiro Kaneko, Kazuhiro Tatsumi, Kensuke Matsumoto, Hironobu Minami, Hiroya Kawai and Ken-ichi Hirata
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12473
Ragab A. Mahfouz, Ashraf Dewedar, Waleed Elawady, Abdelhakem Salem and Mohamed Goda
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12489
Attila Nemes, Péter Domsik, Anita Kalapos, Csaba Lengyel, Andrea Orosz and Tamás Forster
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12485
Farimah Aminian, Maryam Esmaeilzadeh, Hassan Moladoust, Majid Maleki, Soraya Shahrzad, Zahra Emkanjoo and Anita Sadeghpour
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12470
Azhar Supariwala, Harikrishna Makani, Jonathan Kahan, Matthew Pierce, Farhan Bajwa, Sai Sreenija Dukkipati, Julio Teixeira and Farooq A. Chaudhry
Article first published online: 17 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12481
Christian Prinz, Roman Lehmann, Douglas Brandao da Silva, Barbara Jurczak, Thomas Bitter, Lothar Faber and Dieter Horstkotte
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12487
Mustafa I. Ahmed, William A. Crosland, Gulay Gok, Burcu Yuzbas, Mostafa Elguindy, Ahmed Hesham Esmat Ahmed, Benjamin C. Tuck, Oluseun O. Alli, William S. McMahon and Navin C. Nanda
Article first published online: 30 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12669
P. A. N. Chandraratna, Dilbahar S. Mohar and Peter F. Sidarous
Article first published online: 4 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12605
Vikas Singh, Sudhanshu K. Dwivedi, Sharad Chandra, Ritesh Sanguri and Ram Kirti Saran
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12642
A case of circumferential moderate pericardial effusion causing isolated collapse of left ventricular cavity on two-dimensional echocardiography is reported. Pericardial effusion, mostly of infective etiology, is relatively common in this part of the world. When large enough to cause tamponade, collapse of right atrium, right ventricle, and uncommonly left atrium can be seen. Left ventricular collapse is rare, both due to the larger muscle mass and higher chamber pressure.
Fatima Rodriguez, Kathleen O. Degnan, Christine E. Seidman and Judy R. Mangion
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12614
We report the case of a 67-year-old man with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who presented for a second opinion about implantable cardio-defibrillator (ICD) placement after a witnessed syncopal episode. Despite his older age, being mutation-negative, and having a maximal septal thickness of 2.2 cm on echocardiography, he demonstrated rapid progression of myocardial fibrosis on cardiac MRI, correlating to ventricular tachyarrhythmias and syncope. We review the role of echocardiography and cardiac MRI in optimizing medical care for such patients who may not otherwise meet criteria for an ICD placement or further interventions.
Nagamani Alur Chikkabasavaiah, Soumya Patra, Ramesh Basavappa, Beeresh Puttegowda, Syed Tanveer Akmal Khateeb and Manjunath Cholenahally Nanjappa
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12616
Unruptured aneurysm of sinus of Valsalva (SOV) is extremely rare. They may be asymptomatic and diagnosed incidentally or can present with either fatal outcome following rupture or manifest acutely with compression of surrounding structures. Dissection of unruptured aneurysm of left SOV into interventricular septum (IVS) and presenting as intramyocardial mass is not reported in the literature. We are reporting a case of 21-year male who was referred to us following a seizure episode and was incidentally diagnosed with aneurysm of left SOV dissecting into IVS. Multimodality imaging confirmed the diagnosis. He successfully underwent surgical repair and was asymptomatic during follow-up.
Ting Ting Low, Celia Catherine C. Uy and Raymond Ching Chiew Wong
Article first published online: 10 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12315
Cor triatriatum dexter (CTD) is an extremely rare congenital condition arising from the persistence of the right valve of the sinus venosus. It divides the right atrium (RA) into 2 separate chambers. We report a case of a 50-year-old man who had an incidental finding of CTD on transesophageal echocardiogram. An incomplete membrane of the RA was seen, and three-dimensional echocardiogram delineated the structure clearly as a triangular sail-like structure with multiple orifices and a fenestration.
Stefano Maffè, Pierfranco Dellavesa, Paola Paffoni, Franco Zenone, Lorenzo Cucchi, Anna Maria Paino, Luca Bergamasco, Lara Baduena, Nicolò Franchetti Pardo, Marco Zanetta and Umberto Parravicini
Article first published online: 5 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12612
Here, we report a case of a 76-year-old patient with isolated, severely obstructive, pulmonary supravalvular stenosis. The peculiarity of the present case is the paucity of symptoms and lack of changes in right heart sections, despite of the importance of stenosis. The report confirms the utility of transthoracic two- and three-dimensional echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography in the detection and quantification of this rare anomaly.
Yu Wu, Qing Lv, Ming-Xing Xie, Lin-Yuan Wan, Ping-Ping Ren, Andrew Ge and Shuping Ge
Article first published online: 10 MAY 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12622
Conjoined twins (CT) are rare with possible serious malformations in which soft tissue, bone, or some organs are joined in utero. The extent of cardiac fusion and intracardiac anatomy of CT determine the viability, natural history, and outcome of potential surgical intervention. Early prenatal diagnosis and assessment may provide a window of opportunity to counsel the family for their informed decision on the pregnancy and to plan for prenatal and perinatal care. In this report, we describe a case of thoracopagus twins diagnosed by fetal echocardiography at 23-week gestation. The 2 hearts fused at the atrial and ventricular levels. The outcome and review of literature on fetal echocardiographic characteristics of this malformation are discussed.
Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Nagaraja Moorthy, Prabhavathi Bhat and Manjunath C Nanjappa
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12598
A 27-year-old female with a history of second trimester abortion was referred for evaluation of transient ischemic attack. Echocardiography revealed a large, irregular, mobile mass attached to the right coronary cusp of aortic valve. Investigations were consistent with antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, secondary to systemic lupus erythematosus. She was started on oral anticoagulation. Serial echocardiography showed regression of the mass, with complete resolution at 2 months. We highlight an uncommon manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus, in the setting of a prothrombotic milieu. Prompt recognition is essential for appropriate therapy and averts the need for surgery.
Macit Kalcik, M. Ozan Gursoy, Cüneyt Toprak, Mahmut Yesin, Suleyman Karakoyun, M. Altuğ Tuncer and Mehmet Ozkan
Article first published online: 5 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12607
Cor triatriatum sinister is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly in which the left atrium is divided into 2 chambers by a fibromuscular septum. Although the disease is generally diagnosed in early childhood, some patients remain asymptomatic until adulthood. Here, we present an unusual presentation of cor triatriatum sinister as a unique cause of mitral bioprosthetic valve obstruction. The calcified septum of the cor triatriatum sinister was delineated with the utility of two-dimensional and real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography.
Julie W. Martin and David S. Bach
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12582
Aberrant left atrial mitral valve chords are rare causes of mitral regurgitation (MR). An aberrant chord to the posterior mitral valve leaflet has not been reported. Transesophageal echocardiogram demonstrated a chord-like structure from the left atrium to the middle (P2) scallop of the posterior mitral leaflet, causing focal P2 prolapse without typical myxomatous degeneration. Three-dimensional images revealed that the chord terminated on a papillary muscle-like structure within the left atrium. There was mild MR. Focal mitral leaflet prolapse without typical myxomatous change may herald the presence of an aberrant chord.
Ahmed Aljizeeri, Carole J. Dennie, Kwan-Leung Chan and Luc M. Beauchesne
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12588
Unroofed coronary sinus is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly. It is a communication between the coronary sinus and the left atrium. The associated interatrial shunt can cause right atrial volume overload and possible paradoxical embolization. It is classified into four subtypes on the basis of the extent of the roof absence and the presence of persistent left superior vena cava. Although the diagnosis can be suspected by two-dimensional echocardiography, three-dimensional echocardiography and computerized cardiac tomography provide incremental value in delineating the precise anatomy of this condition.
George Giannakoulas and Vasilios Thanopoulos
Article first published online: 4 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12606
The presented case highlights the important complementary role of real time 3D transesophageal echocardiography in the guidance of transcatheter closure of a surgically created fenestration after Fontan operation.
Claire Dauphin, Aurélie Chalard and Jean-René Lusson
Article first published online: 4 APR 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12599
We report the case of a 9-year-old girl with a severe form of Ebstein's anomaly. Intracardiac echocardiography used for guidance in closure of the atrial septal defect (ASD) showed a clear picture of nondelamination of the septal and posterior leaflets of the tricuspid valve.
María Martín, Luis H. Luyando, Jesús M. de la Hera, Cecilia Corros, Ana García Campos, María Luisa Rodríguez, José Manuel García Ruíz, Raquel del Valle, Pablo Avanzas and César Morís
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12633
Cenk Sari, Emine Bilen, Serdal Baştuğ, Tahir Durmaz, Telat Keleş, Nihal Akar Bayram, Murat Akçay, Hüseyin Ayhan, Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara and Engin Bozkurt
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12637
Article first published online: 1 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12730