Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 32 Issue 7

July 2015

Volume 32, Issue 7

Pages i–v, 1057–1214

  1. Issue Information

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

      Article first published online: 4 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12766

  2. ISCU News

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

      Article first published online: 4 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13012

  3. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Review Article
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    1. The Effect of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation on Pulmonary Hypertension (pages 1057–1063)

      Tahir Durmaz, Hüseyin Ayhan, Telat Keleş, Abdullah Nabi Aslan, Hacı Ahmet Kasapkara, Cenk Sarı, Emine Bilen, Nihal Akar Bayram, Murat Akçay and Engin Bozkurt

      Article first published online: 16 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12811

    2. Combined Circumferential and Longitudinal Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction in Patients with Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis (pages 1064–1072)

      Giovanni Cioffi, Carmine Mazzone, Giulia Barbati, Andrea Rossi, Stefano Nistri, Federica Ognibeni, Luigi Tarantini, Andrea Di Lenarda, Pompilio Faggiano, Giovanni Pulignano, Carlo Stefenelli, Giovanni de Simone and Richard B. Devereux

      Article first published online: 5 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12825

    3. Is Real Time Contrast Echocardiography Useful for Assessment of the Right Ventricular Morphology, Function, and Perfusion? (pages 1080–1086)

      Marta Kamińska, Bożena Sobkowicz, Robert Sawicki, Janina Lewkowicz, Anna Tomaszuk-Kazberuk, Renata Glińska and Włodzimierz J. Musiał

      Article first published online: 22 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12819

    4. Predictive Role of Stress Echocardiography before Carotid Endarterectomy in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease (pages 1087–1093)

      George Galyfos, Constantinos Tsioufis, Dimitris Theodorou, Stilianos Katsaragakis, Georgios Zografos and Konstantinos Filis

      Article first published online: 1 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12826

    5. Left Atrial Function Assessed by Left Atrial Strain in Patients with Left Circumflex Branch Culprit Acute Myocardial Infarction (pages 1094–1100)

      Dong Hyun Lee, Tae-Ho Park, Jung Eun Lee, Young-Rak Cho, Kyungil Park, Jong Sung Park, Moo-Hyun Kim and Young-Dae Kim

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12828

    6. Left Atrial Appendage Flow Velocity and Time from P-Wave Onset to Tissue Doppler–Derived A' Predict Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence after Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation (pages 1101–1108)

      Keiko Fukushima, Noritoshi Fukushima, Koichiro Ejima, Ken Kato, Yasuto Sato, Shoko Uematsu, Kotaro Arai, Tetsuyuki Manaka, Atsushi Takagi, Kyomi Ashihara, Morio Shoda and Nobuhisa Hagiwara

      Article first published online: 31 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12823

    7. Evaluation of Adult versus Pediatric Transesophageal Echocardiography Probe Efficiency for Guiding Septal Puncture during Atrial Fibrillation Ablation (pages 1109–1114)

      Ekrem Guler, Gamze Babur Guler, Gultekin Gunhan Demir, Filiz Kizilirmak, Hacı Murat Gunes, İrfan Barutcu, Mehmet Muhsin Turkmen and Fethi Kilicaslan

      Article first published online: 31 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12821

    8. Right Ventricular Strain before and after Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy in Patients with Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (pages 1115–1121)

      Nicholas Marston, Jason P. Brown, Nicholas Olson, William R. Auger, Michael M. Madani, Darrin Wong, Ajit B. Raisinghani, Anthony N. DeMaria and Daniel G. Blanchard

      Article first published online: 18 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12812

    9. Early Improvement in Left Atrial Remodeling and Function after Mitral Valve Repair or Replacement in Organic Symptomatic Mitral Regurgitation Assessed by Three-Dimensional Echocardiography (pages 1122–1130)

      David C. S. Le Bihan, Dorival Julio Della Togna, Rodrigo B. M. Barretto, Jorge Eduardo Assef, Lúcia Romero Machado, Auristela Isabel de Oliveira Ramos, Camilo Abdulmassih Neto, Valdir Ambrosio Moisés, Amanda G. M. R. Sousa and Orlando Campos

      Article first published online: 18 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12817

    10. Assessment of the Developmental Change in the Left Atrial Volume Using Real Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography (pages 1131–1139)

      Noboru Tanaka, Kiyohiro Takigiku, Ken Takahashi, Ayako Kuraoka, Kotoko Matsui, Satoru Iwashima, Masaki Nii, Manatomo Toyono, Masaaki Takeuchi, Masahiko Kishiro, Satoshi Yasukochi and Toshiaki Shimizu

      Article first published online: 8 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12829

    11. Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation by Real Time Three-Dimensional Color Doppler Flow Echocardiography Pre– and Post–Percutaneous Mitral Valve Repair (pages 1140–1146)

      Christiane Gruner, Bernhard Herzog, Dominique Bettex, Christian Felix, Saurabh Datta, Matthias Greutmann, Oliver Gaemperli, Simon A. Müggler, Felix C. Tanner, Juerg Gruenenfelder, Roberto Corti and Patric Biaggi

      Article first published online: 18 OCT 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12809

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

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Review Article
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    1. Incremental Value of Live/Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography over the Two-Dimensional Technique in the Assessment of Primary Cardiac Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma (pages 1164–1170)

      Gulay Gok, Mahmoud Elsayed, Munveer Thind, Begum Uygur, Firoozeh Abtahi, Jugal R. Chahwala, Özlem Yıldırımtürk, İlyas Kayacıoğlu, Seçkin Pehlivanoğlu and Navin C. Nanda

      Article first published online: 26 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13005

  5. Review Article

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Review Article
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    1. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography : July 2015 (page 1171)

      Bahaa M. Fadel, Dania Mohty, Aysha Husain, Ziad Dahdouh, Mohammad Al-Admawi, Valeria Pergola and Giovanni Di Salvo

      Article first published online: 4 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13004

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      The Various Hemodynamic Profiles of the Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Adults (pages 1172–1178)

      Bahaa M. Fadel, Dania Mohty, Aysha Husain, Ziad Dahdouh, Mohammad Al-Admawi, Valeria Pergola and Giovanni Di Salvo

      Article first published online: 12 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12943

  6. Doppler Hemodynamics

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Review Article
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    1. Spectral Doppler Interrogation of Mitral Regurgitation —Spot Diagnosis (pages 1179–1183)

      Bahaa M. Fadel, Hatem Bakarman, Ziad Dahdouh, Giovanni Di Salvo and Dania Mohty

      Article first published online: 22 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12891

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

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Review Article
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    1. Early Recognition of Apical Ballooning Syndrome by Global Longitudinal Strain Using Speckle Tracking Imaging—The Evil Eye Pattern, a Case Series (pages 1184–1192)

      Sualy Sosa and Jose Banchs

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12875

      Mini-Abstract

      In this case series we report 4 cases of patients diagnosed with stress induced cardiomyopathy apical ballooning syndrome (ABS), who presented to our institution with chest pain, mildly elevated cardiac enzymes and ischemic electrocardiographic changes. They were found to have severe hypokinesis or akinesis of the mid to apical segments with dynamic basal segments on echocardiography. A global longitudinal strain (GLS) pattern on polar map was markedly different from the pattern of proximal left anterior descending artery (LAD) myocardial infarction. All of them had a similar GLS pattern on presentation, which was easy to recognize on these polar maps images the day of the event. We discuss the usefulness of early recognition of ABS using global longitudinal strain images.

    2. A Case of Giant Mediastinal Cyst Initially Detected and Diagnosed by Echocardiography (pages 1193–1195)

      XiaoDong Li, XiaoCong Wang, XiuMei Duan and Hui Xu

      Article first published online: 30 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12884

      Mini-Abstract

      The diagnoses of mediastinal cysts are primarily depended on x-ray and computed tomography. The development of ultrasound instruments in recent years has led to improved detection rates of mediastinal lesions. We report a case of a mediastinal cyst that was first detected and diagnosed on thoracic echocardiography examination.

    3. Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia as the First Manifestation of Hydatid Cyst Located in the Interventricular Septum (pages 1196–1198)

      İrfan Şahin, Berk Özkaynak, Bariş Güngör, Burak Ayça, Serhat Sığirci, Bülent Mert and Ertuğrul Okuyan

      Article first published online: 14 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12894

      Mini-Abstract

      Echinococcus granulosus infection may manifest with cardiac involvement causing various symptoms. Here, we discuss a case of a young patient who presented with sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) causing hemodynamic compromise. Diagnosis of cardiac hydatid cyst was established with echocardiography, computed tomography imaging, and serological examination. After surgical removal of the cyst VT did not recur.

    4. An Unusual Mass of Tricuspid Valve in an Adult Patient: Blood-Filled Cyst (pages 1199–1202)

      Macit Kalçık, Mahmut Yesin, Mustafa Ozan Gürsoy, Süleyman Karakoyun, Sinan Cerşit, Cengiz Köksal, Cemil İzgi and Mehmet Özkan

      Article first published online: 2 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12878

      Mini-Abstract

      Blood-filled cysts (BFC) within the heart are very rare entities in adolescents and adults. Here, an adult case of BFC attached to the posterior leaflet of the tricuspid valve is reported, demonstrating the importance of multimodal diagnostic imaging combining both echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging.

    5. A Case of Late Presenting Unicuspid Aortic Valve in a 62-Year-Old Female (pages 1203–1205)

      Rebecca Chester, Sheila Sahni and Tracy Huynh

      Article first published online: 14 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12881

      Mini-Abstract

      We describe a case of a 62-year old female with newly diagnosed severe aortic stenosis and is found to have a unicuspid aortic valve. Transesophageal echocardiography suggested a bicuspid aortic valve, however surgical valve replacement revealed the valve to be unicuspid. This case report provides discussion of epidemiology of unicuspid aortic valves as well as current imaging modalities used for diagnosis of aortic valve pathology.

    6. Congenital Absence of the Left Atrial Appendage Visualized by 3D Echocardiography in Two Adult Patients (pages 1206–1210)

      Mona Saleh, Revathi Balakrishnan, Leticia Castillo Kontak, Ricardo Benenstein, Larry A. Chinitz, Robert Donnino and Muhamed Saric

      Article first published online: 14 JAN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12882

      Mini-Abstract

      Congenital absence of left atrial appendage (LAA) is a rare condition with unknown physiological consequences. We present two cases of incidental finding of a congenitally absent LAA in two adult patients. Congenitally absent LAA may be confused with flush thrombotic occlusion of the appendage. There are very few published reports of congenital absence of LAA, and our report is the first to demonstrate this absence by 3DTEE.

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

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Research from or in Collaboration with the University of Alabama at Birmingham
    6. Review Article
    7. Doppler Hemodynamics
    8. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    1. Swiss Cheese-Like Atrial Septal Defect Detected by Three-Dimensional Echocardiography (pages 1211–1212)

      Mehmet A. Vatankulu, Parviz Jafarov and Nuray Kahraman Ay

      Article first published online: 25 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12933

      Mini-Abstract

      A 33-year-old female presented to the outpatient clinic with progressive exertional dyspnea. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed enlarged right heart chambers with left-to-right shunting. Two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography confirmed these findings and showed three defects on interatrial septum. Real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography was performed to better visualize the anatomy of the interatrial septum. Reconstruction of the three-dimensional images revealed multiple defects of interatrial septum like a Swiss cheese. The patient underwent surgical closure of the atrial septal defect.

    2. Aortic Fibroelastoma: Detailed Preoperative Analysis with 3D Echocardiography (pages 1213–1214)

      José Luis Moya-Mur, Jacobo Silva-Guisasola, Eduardo Casas-Rojo, Miren Martín-García, Carmen de Pablo-Zarzosa, José Julio Jiménez-Nacher and José Luis Zamorano-Gomez

      Article first published online: 11 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12940

      Mini-Abstract

      A 70-year-old man submitted to a routine echocardiogram was diagnosed of an aortic mass by transthoracic echocardiography. Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) revealed a mobile and pedunculated mass attached to the noncoronary cusp of the aortic valve, suggestive of an aortic fibroelastoma. 3DTEE allowed a perfect characterization of the tumor. Because of their size and mobility, surgical resection was advised. Surgery confirmed the diagnosis of aortic fibroelastoma and showed the utility of 3DTEE to take the correct therapeutic attitude.

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