Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 32 Issue 8

August 2015

Volume 32, Issue 8

Pages i–v, 1215–1331

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Review Article
    6. Echo Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.
    7. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letters to the Editor
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      Issue Information (pages i–iii)

      Article first published online: 20 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12767

  2. ISCU News

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Review Article
    6. Echo Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.
    7. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letters to the Editor
    1. ISCU News (pages iv–v)

      Article first published online: 20 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13028

  3. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Review Article
    6. Echo Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.
    7. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letters to the Editor
    1. The Biplane Modified Simpson's Method Accurately Estimates Pericardial Effusion Volume: A Comparison with Pericardiocentesis (pages 1215–1220)

      Khashayar Khosraviani, Ythan Goldberg, Behzad Salari, Nariman Nezami, Chang-Fu Peng and Cynthia C. Taub

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12833

    2. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 1221)

      Deepakraj Gajanana, Harish Seetha Rammohan, Oluseun Alli, Abel Romero-Corral, Bhaskar Purushottam, Shiva Ponamgi, Vincent M. Figueredo and Gregg S. Pressman

      Article first published online: 20 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13027

    3. CME

      Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion and Its Association with Mortality in Critically Ill Patients (pages 1222–1227)

      Deepakraj Gajanana, Harish Seetha Rammohan, Oluseun Alli, Abel Romero-Corral, Bhaskar Purushottam, Shiva Ponamgi, Vincent M. Figueredo and Gregg S. Pressman

      Article first published online: 1 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12926

    4. Improvement in Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion with Pulmonary Hypertension Therapy in Pediatric Patients (pages 1228–1232)

      Maria Bano, Usama B. Kanaan, Alexandra C. Ehrlich, Courtney McCracken, Gemma Morrow, Matthew E. Oster and Ritu Sachdeva

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12835

    5. Quality Control and Reproducibility in M-Mode, Two-Dimensional, and Speckle Tracking Echocardiography Acquisition and Analysis: The CARDIA Study, Year 25 Examination Experience (pages 1233–1240)

      Anderson C. Armstrong, Erin P. Ricketts, Christopher Cox, Paul Adler, Alexander Arynchyn, Kiang Liu, Ellen Stengel, Stephen Sidney, Cora E. Lewis, Pamela J. Schreiner, James M. Shikany, Kimberly Keck, Jamie Merlo, Samuel S. Gidding and João A. C. Lima

      Article first published online: 9 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12832

    6. Optimal Analysis of Left Atrial Strain by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography: P-wave versus R-wave Trigger (pages 1241–1249)

      Shuji Hayashi, Hirotsugu Yamada, Mika Bando, Yoshihito Saijo, Susumu Nishio, Yukina Hirata, Allan L. Klein and Masataka Sata

      Article first published online: 3 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12834

    7. Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Evaluation of Mitral Apparatus during Preload Manipulation in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (pages 1261–1269)

      Hyemoon Chung, Ji Hyun Yoon, Young Won Yoon, Ji Young Chung, Jung-Joon Cha, Jong-Youn Kim, Pil-Ki Min, Byoung-Kwon Lee, Bum-Kee Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Hyuck Moon Kwon and Eui-Young Choi

      Article first published online: 20 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12840

    8. Effects of Insulin Resistance on Myocardial Blood Flow and Arterial Peripheral Circulation in Patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (pages 1277–1284)

      José M. Aldrighi, Jeane M. Tsutsui, Ingrid Kowastch, Alessandra L. Ribeiro, Alessandro Scapinelli, Sonia Tamanaha, Ricardo M. Oliveira and Wilson Mathias Jr

      Article first published online: 21 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12849

    9. Endothelial Function and Vascular Properties in Children with Sickle Cell Disease (pages 1285–1290)

      Khaled Hadeed, Sébastien Hascoet, Marie-Pierre Castex, Caroline Munzer, Philippe Acar and Yves Dulac

      Article first published online: 3 DEC 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12851

    10. Combining Coronary with Carotid and Cerebrovascular Angiography Using Prospective ECG Gating and Iterative Reconstruction with 256-slice CT (pages 1291–1298)

      Jin-Ling Zhang, Bai-Lu Liu, Yan-Ming Zhao, Hong-Wei Liang, Guo-Kun Wang, Yong Wan, Ya-Hua Huang and Bao-Zhong Shen

      Article first published online: 5 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12830

  4. Review Article

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Review Article
    6. Echo Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.
    7. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letters to the Editor
  5. Echo Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Review Article
    6. Echo Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.
    7. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letters to the Editor
    1. Role of Four-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in Diagnosis of Mechanical Tricuspid Valve Obstruction Due to Thrombus (pages 1307–1310)

      Henry C. Quevedo, Rohan Samson, Zhaohui Li, Ghassan Mohsen, Frederick Helmcke, Edmund K. Kerut and Gary E. Sander

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12953

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

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Review Article
    6. Echo Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.
    7. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letters to the Editor
    1. Isolated Left Ventricular Diastolic Collapse Due to Extra-Thoracic Compression (pages 1314–1317)

      Rana Costa, Jad Zahnan, Hadi Skouri, Walid Gharzuddine, Lara Al-Masri, Chakib Ayyoub and Antoine B. Abchee

      Article first published online: 3 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12913

      Mini-Abstract

      Isolated collapse of the left ventricle (LV) in diastole is not a very common finding on two-dimensional echocardiography. Reported cases in the literature were due to either loculated postoperative pericardial effusion/hematoma or left pleural effusion. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of LV diastolic collapse secondary to extra-thoracic compression.

    2. Giant Purulent Pericarditis with Cardiac Tamponade Due to Streptococcus intermedius Rapidly Progressing to Constriction (pages 1318–1321)

      Elif T. Tigen, Ibrahim Sari, Koray Ak, Sena Sert, Kursat Tigen and Volkan Korten

      Article first published online: 3 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12919

      Mini-Abstract

      Purulent pericardial effusion, although rare, is a life-threatening condition usually produced by the extension of a nearby bacterial infection locus or by blood dissemination in the immune-suppressed subjects or in the course of cardiothoracic surgery. Because clinical features of purulent pericardial effusion are often nonspecific, it can cause delay in diagnosis. Therefore, a high index of suspicion is required for timely diagnosis and management. Herein, we describe a case of giant purulent pericardial effusion due to Streptococcus intermedius with the history of bronchiectasis and pneumonia, which was successfully treated with pericardiocentesis via parasternal approach, appropriate antibiotics, and pericardiectomy.

    3. Unruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm with Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction and Ventricular Septal Defect—A Rare Combination (pages 1322–1324)

      Sambhunath Das, Suruchi Ladha and Balram Airan

      Article first published online: 3 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12920

      Mini-Abstract

      Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms are rare cardiac anomalies which may be acquired or congenital. We describe the case of a patient who had an unruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm causing right ventricular outflow obstruction, with an associated subaortic ventricular septal defect. Sinus of Valsalva aneurysms rarely present until rupture occur. However, the unruptured aneurysm of the right sinus of Valsalva caused significant right ventricular outflow tract obstruction, resulting in exertional dyspnea. Intraoperative multiplane transesophageal echocardiography and color Doppler helped in precise identification of structural anomalies, shunt location, and definitive surgical repair.

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

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Review Article
    6. Echo Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.
    7. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letters to the Editor
    1. Giant Aneurysm of Aortic Right Coronary Sinus: Diagnostic Doubts Related to Presentation of Valsalva Sinus Aneurysm in Transthoracic Echocardiography (pages 1325–1326)

      Karina Wierzbowska-Drabik, Jarosław D. Kasprzak, Konrad Szymczyk, Ewa Szymczyk, Katarzyna Wdowiak-Okrojek and Piotr Lipiec

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12950

      Mini-Abstract

      We present the images of giant aneurysm of Valsalva sinus (SVA) in 79-year-old woman that was not diagnosed in first transthoracic echocardiographic study, because of problematic presentation suggesting defect of aortic wall or additional structure inside right ventricle. Although the majority of aneurysm of Valsalva sinuses are diagnosed by echocardiography, our case illustrates diagnostic doubts evoked by big aneurysm which seemed to fill completely right ventricular cavity. Nevertheless, repeated detailed examination with support of 3D technique and verification by computed tomography elucidated the correct diagnosis. On grounds of high surgical risk, the patient was classified for treatment with losartan and echocardiographic monitoring.

    2. An Unexpected Guest in the Proximal Ascending Aorta (pages 1327–1328)

      Laura Toffetti, Alice Pugno, Laura Massironi, Silvia Tresoldi and Antonio G. Mantero

      Article first published online: 15 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12952

      Mini-Abstract

      A 72-year-old asymptomatic woman with history of ischemic heart disease and repeat coronary percutaneous interventions underwent a routine transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE). A 9-mm long, fixed, echo dense mass was visualized in the proximal ascending aorta. We performed a two and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiogram and a cardiac multidetector-row contrast-enhanced computed tomography with ECG gating, which revealed the unexplained mass to be an ostial right coronary artery stent protruding 9 mm into the ascending aorta. Coronary stent protrusion is a very unusual finding observed during routine 2DTTE, but it has many potential clinical consequences. This case suggests that 2DTTE is feasible and useful for the identification and follow-up of protruding ostial coronary stents.

  8. Letters to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Review Article
    6. Echo Rounds Section Editor: Edmund Kenneth Kerut, M.D.
    7. Case Reports Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Image Section Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letters to the Editor
    1. Perflutren-Induced Angioedema (page 1329)

      Arjun Gupta, Samar Harris and Harris Naina

      Article first published online: 20 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12971

    2. Reply (page 1331)

      Deepakraj Gajanana, Harish Seetha Rammohan, Oluseun Alli, Abel Romero-Corral, Bhaskar Purushottam, Shiva Ponamgi, Vincent M. Figueredo and Gregg S. Pressman

      Article first published online: 20 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.12979

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