Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 33 Issue 2

February 2016

Volume 33, Issue 2

Pages 169–338

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    7. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Letters to the Editor
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      Issue Information (pages 169–171)

      Article first published online: 27 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13048

  2. ISCU News

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    7. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. ISCU News (pages 172–173)

      Article first published online: 27 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13063

  3. Editorials

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    7. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Letters to the Editor
  4. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    7. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Letters to the Editor
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    2. Continuing Medical Education Activity in Echocardiography (page 185)

      Daniel F. Kupsky, Darrell B. Newman, Gautam Kumar, Joseph J. Maleszewski, William D. Edwards and Kyle W. Klarich

      Article first published online: 27 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13195

    3. CME

      Echocardiographic Features of Cardiac Angiosarcomas: The Mayo Clinic Experience (1976–2013) (pages 186–192)

      Daniel F. Kupsky, Darrell B. Newman, Gautam Kumar, Joseph J. Maleszewski, William D. Edwards and Kyle W. Klarich

      Article first published online: 13 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13060

    4. Reference Values for Echocardiography in Middle-Aged Population: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study (pages 193–206)

      Saku Ruohonen, Juha W. Koskenvuo, Maria Wendelin-Saarenhovi, Mikko Savontaus, Mika Kähönen, Tomi Laitinen, Terho Lehtimäki, Eero Jokinen, Jorma Viikari, Markus Juonala, Leena Taittonen, Päivi Tossavainen, Merja Kallio, Jeroen J. Bax and Olli Raitakari

      Article first published online: 1 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13025

    5. Association of Apical Longitudinal Rotation with Right Ventricular Performance in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension: Insights into Overestimation of Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion (pages 207–215)

      Yoshiki Motoji, Hidekazu Tanaka, Yuko Fukuda, Hiroyuki Sano, Keiko Ryo, Takuma Sawa, Tatsuya Miyoshi, Junichi Imanishi, Yasuhide Mochizuki, Kazuhiro Tatsumi, Kensuke Matsumoto, Noriaki Emoto and Ken-ichi Hirata

      Article first published online: 29 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13036

    6. Association between Left Ventricular Postsystolic Shortening and Diastolic Relaxation in Asymptomatic Patients with Systemic Hypertension (pages 216–222)

      Shimpei Nogi, Takahide Ito, Shun Kizawa, Shinsaku Shimamoto, Koichi Sohmiya, Masaaki Hoshiga and Nobukazu Ishizaka

      Article first published online: 1 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13022

    7. Left Ventricular Myocardial Mechanics in Cirrhosis: A Speckle Tracking Echocardiographic Study (pages 223–232)

      Efstathios D. Pagourelias, Panagiota Sotiriou, Christodoulos E. Papadopoulos, Evaggelos Cholongitas, Olga Giouleme and Vassilios Vassilikos

      Article first published online: 14 JUL 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13010

    8. Atrial Function Assessed by Speckle Tracking Echocardiography Is a Good Predictor of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Elderly Patients (pages 242–248)

      Hugo E. Verdejo, Elia Becerra, Ricardo Zalaquet, Andrea del Campo, Lorena Garcia, Rodrigo Troncoso, Mario Chiong, Arnaldo Marin, Pablo F. Castro, Sergio Lavandero, Luigi Gabrielli and Ramón Corbalán

      Article first published online: 23 SEP 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13059

    9. Assessment of Left Atrial Mechanics in Patients with Preexcitation Syndrome Scheduled for Catheter Ablation (pages 249–256)

      Süleyman Karakoyun, Ibrahim Halil Tanboğa, Tayyar Gökdeniz, Zakir Lazoğlu, Selim Topçu, Hüseyin Karal, Enbiya Aksakal and Serdar Sevimli

      Article first published online: 24 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13040

    10. Reproducibility of Echocardiograph-Derived Multilevel Left Ventricular Apical Twist Mechanics (pages 257–263)

      Glenn M. Stewart, Akira Yamada, Justin J. Kavanagh, Luke J. Haseler, Jonathan Chan and Surendran Sabapathy

      Article first published online: 6 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13020

    11. Carotid Ultrasound Maximum Plaque Height–A Sensitive Imaging Biomarker for the Assessment of Significant Coronary Artery Disease (pages 281–289)

      Amer M. Johri, Pearl Behl, Marie-France Hétu, Mohammad Haqqi, Paul Ewart, Andrew G. Day, Brendan Parfrey and Murray F. Matangi

      Article first published online: 29 JUN 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13007

  5. 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. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    7. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. Extrinsic Esophageal Compression by Cervical Osteophytes in Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis: A Contraindication to Transesophageal Echocardiography? (pages 314–316)

      Kevin Chang, Maya Barghash, Robert Donnino, Robin S. Freedberg, Mari Hagiwara, Genevieve Bennett, Ricardo Benenstein and Muhamed Saric

      Article first published online: 24 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13115

      Mini-Abstract

      We report a case of diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in an elderly man in whom extrinsic esophageal compression by cervical osteophytes prevented performance of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Compression of the esophagus by vertebral osteophytes is not listed in the current American Society of Echocardiography guidelines as a contraindication to TEE. The incidence of esophageal perforation in patients with DISH and vertebral osteophytes is not well documented. We believe these patients are at increased risk of esophageal perforation during TEE, and thus, TEE may be relatively contraindicated in patients with DISH.

    2. Echocardiographic Assessment of Mantle Radiation Mitral Stenosis (pages 317–319)

      Rachel Bastiaenen, James Sneddon and Rajan Sharma

      Article first published online: 23 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13092

      Mini-Abstract

      We describe a case of mantle radiation-induced mitral stenosis. This 61-year-old woman presented with breathlessness 42 years after radiotherapy. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional echocardiography demonstrated critical mitral stenosis with characteristic aorto-mitral continuity calcification and absent commissural fusion which precludes balloon valvotomy. The latency period is long and in survivors of Hodgkin's disease the index of suspicion for valvular stenosis increases over time. Aortic valve lesions tend to occur earlier than mitral valve lesions. Given the natural history of mantle radiation valvular disease, a lower threshold for surgical intervention in radiation-induced mitral stenosis may need to be considered if cardiac surgery is planned for other reasons in order to avoid repeated sternotomy in patients with prior irradiation.

    3. Transcatheter Closure of Atrial Septal Defect with Attenuated Anterior Rim after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Can It Be Carried out as a Single Procedure? (pages 320–322)

      Yung-Tsai Lee, Wei-Hsian Yin, Shen Kou Tsai, Ming C. Hsiung, Jeng Wei and Ho-ping Yu

      Article first published online: 22 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13117

      Mini-Abstract

      Percutaneous cardiac intervention has become an accepted form of treatment in part because of its less invasive nature. Combined transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with atrial septal defect with attenuated anterior rim can be safely performed at the same time. Implanting the TAVR first prior to the occlude device can potentially prevent dislodging of the Amplatzer occlude by the stent of the TAVR.

    4. Double-Chambered Right Ventricle with Ventricular Septal Defect and Subaortic Membrane— Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic Evaluation (pages 323–327)

      Rajiv Bharat Kharwar, Sudhanshu Kumar Dwivedi and Akhil Sharma

      Article first published online: 18 NOV 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13104

      Mini-Abstract

      Double-chambered right ventricle (DCRV) is a rare congenital anomaly in which the right ventricle is divided into two compartments with varying pressures due to an anomalous muscle bundle. Here, we describe a case of an adolescent male with DCRV with associated ventricular septal defect and subaortic membrane. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography with color flow clearly outlined all the three cardiac anomalies as well as their relationship with each other. The diagnosis was confirmed by cardiac catheterization. The patient underwent successful surgical resection of the anomalous muscle bundle along with repair of the associated anomalies.

  6. 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. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    7. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. Intramuscular Lipoma as an Unusual Cause of Right Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction (pages 328–329)

      Hong-wei Zhang, Ming-hua Zhong, Wei Meng, Er-yong Zhang, Jun Gu and Jia Hu

      Article first published online: 23 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13082

      Mini-Abstract

      We report a case with a primary intracardiac lipoma in the right ventricle protruding to the outflow tract and resultant obstruction. As the sustained symptoms and the potential for malignancy were low, the tumor was surgically removed to obtain a suitable route to the right ventricular outlet.

    2. An Unusual Localization of a Cardiac Pseudoaneurysm Complicated by Paravalvular Leak in a Patient with Prosthetic Heart Valves (pages 330–332)

      Mehmet A. Vatankulu, Osman Sönmez, Mehmet Akkaya and Cemalettin Aydin

      Article first published online: 23 OCT 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13086

      Mini-Abstract

      An 58-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with exertional dyspnea. He had a history of mitral and aortic valve replacement with St. Jude prosthetic valve twenty years ago. Transesophageal echocardiography showed paravalvular mitral leak and a false chamber, which was expanding during systole and communicating to the right atrium. Real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated the origin and flap of the false lumen that was opening during ventricular systole and closing at ventricular diastole from the left ventricular inside. The patient underwent redo aortic and mitral valve surgery.

    3. Can TTE Diagnose Right Pulmonary Artery-to-Left Atrial Fistula? A Rare Case Report and Literature Review (pages 333–336)

      Min-yu Zhang, Mei Liu, Yu Gao, Xiao-ling Huang, Gui-chun Ding and Jian-hua Wang

      Article first published online: 13 DEC 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13085

      Mini-Abstract

      This article describes echocardiographic features of a PA-LAF case which is a very rare congenital heart disease and assesses the diagnostic value of echocardiography by comparing echocardiographic features with the clinical characteristics, computed tomography imaging features, and surgical findings.

  7. Letters to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Editorials
    5. Original Investigations
    6. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    7. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. Letters to the Editor
    1. Reply (page 338)

      Ikuo Hashimoto and Kazuhiro Watanabe

      Article first published online: 27 JAN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13074

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