Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 32 Issue 5

May 2015

Volume 32, Issue 5

Pages i–v, 727–885

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Letter to the Editor
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      Issue Information (pages i–iii)

      Article first published online: 23 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12764

  2. ISCU News

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Letter to the Editor
    1. ISCU News (pages iv–v)

      Article first published online: 23 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12957

  3. Editorials

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Letter to the Editor
  4. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Letter to the Editor
    1. Best Method for Right Atrial Volume Assessment by Two-Dimensional Echocardiography: Validation with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (pages 734–739)

      Mahasti Ebtia, Darra Murphy, Kenneth Gin, Pui K. Lee, John Jue, Parvathy Nair, John Mayo, Marion E. Barnes, Darby J. S. Thompson and Teresa S. M. Tsang

      Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12735

    2. Relation of Epicardial Fat Thickness to the Severity of Heart Failure in Patients with Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy (pages 740–748)

      Mehmet Mustafa Tabakci, Halil İbrahim Durmuş, Anil Avci, Cuneyt Toprak, Serdar Demir, Uğur Arslantaş, Sinan Cerşit, Serdar Fidan, Şeyhmus Kulahçioğlu, Ulaankhuu Batgerel and Ramazan Kargin

      Article first published online: 24 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12796

    3. Association of Left Atrial Booster-Pump Function with Heart Failure Symptoms in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis and Preserved Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction (pages 758–767)

      Junichi Imanishi, Hidekazu Tanaka, Takuma Sawa, Yoshiki Motoji, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Yasuhide Mochizuki, Yuko Fukuda, Kazuhiro Tatsumi, Kensuke Matsumoto, Yutaka Okita and Ken-ichi Hirata

      Article first published online: 18 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12733

    4. Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking Echocardiography for the Prediction of Reversible Myocardial Dysfunction after Acute Myocardial Infarction: Comparison with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (pages 768–778)

      Makoto Orii, Kumiko Hirata, Takashi Tanimoto, Yasutsugu Shiono, Kunihiro Shimamura, Kohei Ishibashi, Takashi Yamano, Yasushi Ino, Hironori Kitabata, Tomoyuki Yamaguchi, Takashi Kubo, Toshio Imanishi and Takashi Akasaka

      Article first published online: 11 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12726

    5. Biventricular Response of the Heart to Endurance Exercise Training in Previously Untrained Subjects (pages 779–786)

      Aleksandra Rojek, Dariusz Bialy, Monika Przewlocka-Kosmala, Marta Negrusz-Kawecka, Andrzej Mysiak and Wojciech Kosmala

      Article first published online: 8 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12737

    6. Reference Values for Right Ventricular Strain in Patients without Cardiopulmonary Disease: A Prospective Evaluation and Meta-Analysis (pages 787–796)

      Nowell M. Fine, Libo Chen, Paul M. Bastiansen, Robert P. Frantz, Patricia A. Pellikka, Jae K. Oh and Garvan C. Kane

      Article first published online: 17 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12806

    7. The Effects of Successful Percutaneous Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty on Acute and Intermediate Term Aortic Stiffness (pages 813–818)

      Sinan Inci, Gökay Nar, Mustafa Kemal Erol, Selami Demirelli, Hakan Duman, Serkan Serdar and Fatih Erol

      Article first published online: 27 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12799

    8. Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion Is Reduced in Infants with Pulmonary Hypertension (pages 834–838)

      Dala Zakaria, Ritu Sachdeva, Jeffrey M. Gossett, Xinyu Tang and Matthew J. O'Connor

      Article first published online: 7 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12797

    9. Effects of Frame Rate on Two-Dimensional Speckle Tracking–Derived Measurements of Myocardial Deformation in Premature Infants (pages 839–847)

      Aura A. Sanchez, Philip T. Levy, Timothy J. Sekarski, Aaron Hamvas, Mark R. Holland and Gautam K. Singh

      Article first published online: 11 AUG 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12716

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

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Letter to the Editor
    1. Incremental Value of Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography over the Two-Dimensional Technique in the Assessment of a Thrombus in Transit through a Patent Foramen Ovale (pages 848–854)

      Munveer Thind, Mustafa I. Ahmed, Gulay Gok, Marisa Joson, Mahmoud Elsayed, Benjamin C. Tuck, Matthew M. Townsley, Berthold Klas, David C. McGiffin and Navin C. Nanda

      Article first published online: 31 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12937

  6. Doppler Hemodynamics

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Letter to the Editor
    1. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 855)

      Bahaa M. Fadel, Khaled Almulla, Aysha Husain, Ziad Dahdouh, Giovanni Di Salvo and Dania Mohty

      Article first published online: 23 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12944

    2. CME

      Spectral Doppler of the Hepatic Veins in Tricuspid Valve Disease (pages 856–859)

      Bahaa M. Fadel, Khaled Almulla, Aysha Husain, Ziad Dahdouh, Giovanni Di Salvo and Dania Mohty

      Article first published online: 22 SEP 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12773

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

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Letter to the Editor
    1. Apical Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Mid-Ventricular Obstruction in Fabry Disease (pages 860–863)

      Tomás F. Cianciulli, María C. Saccheri, Segundo P. Fernández, Cinthia C. Fernández, Paula A. Rozenfeld and Isaac Kisinovsky

      Article first published online: 13 FEB 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12900

      Mini-Abstract

      We report the case of a rare cardiac presentation of Fabry disease. Although concentric left ventricular hypertrophy is a major cardiac finding in Fabry disease, there is no case report of dynamic obstruction at mid-left ventricular level. We describe a 59-year-old-woman suffering from a severe form of Fabry disease, mimicking an apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with mid-ventricular obstruction. Differentiation of Fabry disease from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is crucial given the therapeutic and prognostic differences. Fabry disease should always be suspected in an adult, independently of the pattern of left ventricular hypertrophy.

    2. Obstructive Membrane at the Base of the Left Atrial Appendage, a Multi-Imaging Approach (pages 864–867)

      Demián Chejtman, Matías Failo, Valeria Richarte Rueda, Emilio Logarzo, Luis Barja, Alejandro Benticuaga, Maria Laura Ayerdi, Domingo Turri, Sergio Baratta, Pablo Aguirre and Alejandro Hita

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12852

      Mini-Abstract

      We report a case of an obstructive membrane located at the base of the LAA, found incidentally in a young patient who was initially undergoing a transesophageal echocardiogram.

    3. The Short Life of an Aortic Cusp Aneurysm: A Case Report (pages 868–871)

      Khashayar Vahdat, Srujal Patel and Jose Banchs

      Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12844

      Mini-Abstract

      This report describes the case of a young man with a history of lymphoma, admitted with symptoms of chest pain, ST elevation changes, and elevated troponins. Immediate bedside echocardiographic evaluation led to an aborted urgent coronary angiography and a diagnosis of presumed endocarditis. Transesophageal echocardiography (TTE) subsequently revealed an aortic noncoronary cusp aneurysm masking as vegetation. The rapid assessment by TTE and transesophageal echocardiogram prevented an alternate course for this patient's management. We reviewed the necessity of heart catheterization in patients with significantly elevated troponins, pericarditis symptoms, and the rare sighting of aortic valve cusp aneurysms.

    4. Transpulmonary Echocardiography to Guide Stent Implantation into Coarctation of the Aorta (pages 872–874)

      Yozo Teramachi, Kenji Suda, Hironaga Yoshimoto, Shintaro Kishimoto, Yoshiyuki Kudo and Motofumi Iemura

      Article first published online: 23 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12896

      Mini-Abstract

      Although stent implantation into aortic coarctation has been performed solely under fluoroscopy, we successfully applied intracardiac echocardiography to guide this procedure in a 13-year-old patient. Placing an intracardiac echocardiographic catheter in the left pulmonary artery facing upward, we readily visualized the precise anatomy of coarctation, measured the pressure gradient, and monitored the stent inflation process. This report suggests a new application of intracardiac echocardiography for intervention with structural and vascular diseases other than interatrial septum.

    5. Prenatal Diagnosis of a Persistent Fifth Aortic Arch, Pulmonary-to-Systemic type: An Unusual Association with Evolving Aortic Coarctation (pages 875–877)

      Puneet Bhatla, Sujata Chakravarti, Leon Axel, Achi Ludomirsky and Giselle Revah

      Article first published online: 21 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12850

      Mini-Abstract

      Persistent fifth aortic arch can be diagnosed antenatal by fetal echocardiography. Identification of this anomaly should prompt serial prenatal follow-up to diagnose evolving lesions, which can aid in better delivery planning and anticipate emergent postnatal interventions.

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

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Letter to the Editor
    1. Respirophasic Forward Diastolic Flow through the Pulmonary Valve in Massive Right Ventricular Infarction (pages 878–879)

      Alberto Bouzas-Mosquera, Beatriz Bouzas-Zubeldía, Jesús Peteiro and Nemesio Álvarez-García

      Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12845

      Mini-Abstract

      We report a case illustrating Fontan physiology in massive right ventricular infarction. The infarcted right ventricle acted as a passive conduit between the right atrium and the pulmonary artery, and the flow was largely driven by respiratory variations in intrathoracic pressure. During inspiration, the pulmonary valve remained open throughout the whole cardiac cycle and the right ventricular outflow was almost entirely antegrade both in systole and diastole.

    2. A Rare Variant of Type I Truncus Arteriosus: Truncus Arteriosus with Anterior Origin of a Main Pulmonary Artery (pages 880–882)

      Serkan F. Çelik, Cemşit Karakurt, Özlem Elkıran, Mehmet Öztürk and Ayşe C Görmeli

      Article first published online: 15 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12865

      Mini-Abstract

      Truncus arteriosus with anterior origin of a main pulmonary artery is a very rare condition. In this report we present a newborn who has a truncus arteriosus with anterior origin of a main pulmonary artery.

  9. Letter to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    10. Letter to the Editor
    1. Reply (page 885)

      Dala Zakaria

      Article first published online: 3 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12899

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