Echocardiography

Cover image for Vol. 33 Issue 7

July 2016

Volume 33, Issue 7

Pages 951–1114

  1. Issue Information

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Reviews
    6. Challenging Cases
    7. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letter to the Editor
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      Issue Information (pages 951–953)

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13053

  2. ISCU News

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Reviews
    6. Challenging Cases
    7. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letter to the Editor
    1. ISCU News (pages 954–955)

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13068

  3. Original Investigations

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Reviews
    6. Challenging Cases
    7. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letter to the Editor
    1. Intramyocardial Dissecting Hematoma after Acute Myocardial Infarction—Echocardiographic Features and Clinical Outcome (pages 962–969)

      Ying Zhao, Yi hua He, Wen xu Liu, Lin Sun, Jian cheng Han, Ting ting Man, Xiao yan Gu, Zhuo Chen, Zhao ying Wen and Michael Y Henein

      Version of Record online: 19 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13198

    2. Difference in the Prognostic Impact of Left Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain between Anterior and Nonanterior Myocardial Infarction (pages 984–990)

      Se Yong Jang, Dong Heon Yang, Nam Kyun Kim, Chang-Yeon Kim, Myung Hwan Bae, Jang Hoon Lee, Hun Sik Park, Yongkeun Cho and Shung Chull Chae

      Version of Record online: 18 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13208

    3. Continuing Medical Education activity in Echocardiography July 2016 (page 991)

      Massimo Iacoviello, Gaetano Citarelli, Valeria Antoncecchi, Roberta Romito, Francesco Monitillo, Marta Leone, Agata Puzzovivo, Maria Silvia Lattarulo, Caterina Rizzo, Pasquale Caldarola and Marco Matteo Ciccone

      Version of Record online: 6 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13303

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      Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain Measures Independently Predict Chronic Heart Failure Mortality (pages 992–1000)

      Massimo Iacoviello, Gaetano Citarelli, Valeria Antoncecchi, Roberta Romito, Francesco Monitillo, Marta Leone, Agata Puzzovivo, Maria Silvia Lattarulo, Caterina Rizzo, Pasquale Caldarola and Marco Matteo Ciccone

      Version of Record online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13199

    5. Comprehensive Functional Assessment of Right-Sided Heart Using Speckle Tracking Strain for Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension (pages 1001–1008)

      Yuko Fukuda, Hidekazu Tanaka, Keiko Ryo-Koriyama, Yoshiki Motoji, Hiroyuki Sano, Hiroyuki Shimoura, Junichi Ooka, Hiromi Toki, Takuma Sawa, Yasuhide Mochizuki, Kensuke Matsumoto, Noriaki Emoto and Ken-ichi Hirata

      Version of Record online: 26 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13205

    6. A Novel Index Combining Diastolic and Systolic Tissue Doppler Parameters for Prediction of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence (pages 1009–1015)

      Hasan Ari, Selma Ari, O. Yaşar Sarigül, Selvi Coşar, Kübra Doğanay, Nadir Emlek, Ahmet Tütüncü, Eylem Kivanç, Sencer Çamci, Ibrahim Aktaş, Alper Karakuş, Ismet Zengin, Tahsin Bozat and Mehmet Melek

      Version of Record online: 20 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13212

    7. The Left Atrial Septal Pouch as a Possible Risk Factor for Stroke (pages 1016–1023)

      Mihai Strachinaru, Emmanuel Catez, Iris Jousten, Oana Pavel, Christophe Janssen, Marielle Morissens and Marie-Dominique Gazagnes

      Version of Record online: 13 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13211

    8. Echocardiographically Derived Pulse Wave Velocity and Diastolic Dysfunction Are Associated with an Increased Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Systolic Heart Failure (pages 1024–1031)

      Stefano Bonapace, Andrea Rossi, Mariantonietta Cicoira, Giovanni Targher, Paolo Marino, Giovanni Benfari, Giacomo Mugnai, Guido Arcaro and Corrado Vassanelli

      Version of Record online: 9 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13230

    9. Subclinical Left Ventricular Longitudinal and Radial Systolic Dysfunction in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (pages 1032–1039)

      Gürkan Altun, Kadir Babaoğlu, Köksal Binnetoğlu, Elif Özsu, Rahime G. Yeşiltepe Mutlu and Şükrü Hatun

      Version of Record online: 28 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13204

    10. Transthoracic Echocardiography-Guided Percutaneous Patent Ductus Arteriosus Occlusion: A New Strategy for Interventional Treatment (pages 1040–1045)

      Xiang-Bin Pan, Wen-Bin Ouyang, Shou-Zheng Wang, Yao Liu, Da-Wei Zhang, Feng-Wen Zhang, Kun-Jing Pang, Zhe Zhang and Sheng-Shou Hu

      Version of Record online: 2 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13207

  4. Reviews

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Reviews
    6. Challenging Cases
    7. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letter to the Editor
    1. Strengths and Limitations of Current Adult Nomograms for the Aorta Obtained by Noninvasive Cardiovascular Imaging (pages 1046–1068)

      Massimiliano Cantinotti, Raffaele Giordano, Alberto Clemente, Nadia Assanta, Michele Murzi, Bruno Murzi, Maura Crocetti, Marco Marotta, Marco Scalese, Shelby Kutty and Giorgio Iervasi

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13232

    2. Systematic Echocardiographic Evaluation of Mitral Valve Regurgitation for Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (pages 1069–1079)

      Julia Wallenborn, Sebastian Herrmann, Marc Hansen, Kai Hu, Wolfram Voelker, Stefan Störk, Georg Ertl and Frank Weidemann

      Version of Record online: 27 JUN 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13251

  5. Challenging Cases

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Reviews
    6. Challenging Cases
    7. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letter to the Editor
    1. A Challenging Differential Diagnosis: Distinguishing between Endomyocardial Fibrosis and Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (pages 1080–1084)

      Cintia Prado Maia, Luís Gustavo Gali, André Schmidt, Oswaldo César de Almeida Filho, Marcel Koenigkam Santos, Luciano Albuquerque Lima Saraiva, Alfredo José Rodrigues, Benedito Carlos Maciel and Minna Moreira Dias Romano

      Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13244

  6. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Reviews
    6. Challenging Cases
    7. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letter to the Editor
    1. A Rare Case of Aspergillus Pericarditis with Associated Myocardial Abscess and Echocardiographic Response to Therapy (pages 1085–1088)

      Daniel F. Kupsky, Khaldoon Alaswad and Bobak T. Rabbani

      Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13214

      Mini-Abstract

      Myocardial abscess is an extremely rare entity and is often deadly in nature. We present a case of a patient with recent orthotopic liver transplant, on immunosuppression, who presented with cardiac tamponade due to Aspergillus fumigatus pericarditis and associated myocardial abscess. The diagnosis was made based on computed tomography imaging, culture of pericardial fluiuid for aspergillus, and transthoracic echocardiography. The patient received antifungal therapy with clinical improvement and documented reduction in abscess size based on repeat echocardiogram. Aspergillus myocardial abscess is an extremely rare diagnosis but should be considered in an immunosuppressed patient presenting with pericardial effusion or ventricular mass.

    2. Reverse Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy following Exogenous Epinephrine Administration in the Early Postpartum Period (pages 1089–1091)

      Dan Belliveau and Sabe De

      Version of Record online: 27 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13219

      Mini-Abstract

      Reverse takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is characterized by preserved or hyperkinetic apical function with ballooning at the base of the heart. We report a case of reverse TCM occurring postpartum following an injection of local epinephrine, with spontaneous resolution 24 hours later.

    3. Contrast-Enhanced Echocardiographic Evaluation of a Giant Saphenous Vein Graft Aneurysm (pages 1092–1094)

      Mohamed A. Omer, Steven B. Laster, Amit Amin and Michael L. Main

      Version of Record online: 23 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13215

      Mini-Abstract

      A 61-year-old man presented with unstable angina 16 years after undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) revealed a 5.3 cm × 4.6 cm mass with a central echolucent area, surrounded by a peripheral zone of increased echodensity adjacent to, and partially compressing, the right atrium. Contrast echocardiography revealed late appearance of microbubbles within the mass, consistent with a giant saphenous vein graft (SVG) aneurysm. CABG angiography demonstrated a giant aneurysm in the SVG proximal to the right coronary artery anastomosis. Under intravascular ultrasound guidance, the SVG aneurysm was excluded from the circulation with a covered stent. A follow-up contrast enhanced TTE one day postprocedure revealed partial thrombosis of the aneurysm cavity, with no contrast appearance in the aneurysm. This is the first report demonstrating feasibility of contrast enhanced echocardiography for evaluation of an SVG aneurysm.

    4. A Mysterious Crescent in the Heart: Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Dissecting Interatrial Septum, Multimodality Imaging, and Full Recovery (pages 1095–1097)

      Adem Atıcı, Ahmet Demirkıran, Ekrem Bilal Karaayvaz, Semih Sürmen, Murat Ugurlucan, Berrin Umman and Zehra Bugra

      Version of Record online: 3 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13216

      Mini-Abstract

      A 59-year-old man who was admitted to the emergency department with new and spontaneous onset of fatigue, dyspnea, and palpitations. There was neither a history of trauma, chest pain, nor infection. Transthoracic two- and three-dimensional echocardiography and computer tomography demonstrated sinus of Valsalva aneurysm rupture dissecting interatrial septum and leading to a huge thrombus formation in it. The diagnosis with multimodality imaging performed within hours, and urgent surgery saved the patient' s life.

    5. Siblings with Idiopathic Left Atrial Appendage Ostial Stenosis and Cor Triatriatum (pages 1098–1100)

      Seigo Okada, Yukiko Ishiguchi, Yuji Moritoh, Mayuko Shohi, Naomi Nakagawa, Kengo Okamoto and Masahiro Kamada

      Version of Record online: 27 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13221

      Mini-Abstract

      Herein we describe a 3-month-old infant with isolated left atrial appendage (LAA) ostial stenosis who had an older brother with cor triatriatum. The siblings called our attention to the differential diagnosis and the etiopathogenesis between LAA ostial stenosis and cor triatriatum.

  7. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Reviews
    6. Challenging Cases
    7. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letter to the Editor
    1. Right Pulmonary Artery Compression by Giant Aortic Aneurysm (pages 1101–1102)

      Muzaffer Kahyaoglu, Cetin Gecmen, Ozge Karaman, Aykun Hakgor, Cagatay Onal, Mehmet Celik, Arzu Kalayci, Mehmet Altug Tuncer and Cevat Kirma

      Version of Record online: 5 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13227

      Mini-Abstract

      A 52-year-old man was admitted to our emergency department due to shortness of breath, bilateral pretibial edema, and abdominal ascites. His medical history revealed successful surgical repair of coarctation 28 years ago. Transthoracic echocardiography showed an approximately 16-cm ascending aortic aneurysm, compression of right pulmonary artery. A contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography scan indicated a 16-cm ascending aortic aneurysm with calcified ulcerated plaque and the right pulmonary artery to be obstructed by the aortic aneurysm.

    2. Right Ventricle Metastasis of Pleomorfic Undifferentiated Sarcoma Detected by FDG PET/CT and Three-Dimensional Echocardiography (pages 1103–1104)

      Betül Vatankulu, Burcu Dirlik Serim, Kerim Sonmezoglu and Mehmet A. Vatankulu

      Version of Record online: 24 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13241

      Mini-Abstract

      High-grade undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcomas are rare disease with poor prognosis. The most commonly metastasis sites of pleomorphic sarcomas are lungs, liver, and bone. Cardiac metastasis of these tumors is extremely rare. Herein, we report a case with cardiac metastasis of pleomorphic sarcoma detected by FDG PET/CT and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography.

    3. Partial Posteromedial Papillary Muscle Rupture Caused by Myocardial Ischemia Only without Myocardial Infarction (pages 1105–1107)

      Masanaga Tsujimoto, Hidekazu Tanaka, Kensuke Matsumoto, Takeshi Inoue, Yutaka Okita and Ken-ichi Hirata

      Version of Record online: 27 MAR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13223

      Mini-Abstract

      A 66-year-old woman with a history of exertional chest pain was admitted to our hospital. Transthoracic echocardiography displayed an ejection fraction of 71% without regional wall-motion abnormalities. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed severe mitral regurgitation due to prolapse of P2 scallop with posteromedial papillary muscle (PPM) rupture. Coronary angiography showed 90% stenosis in the left circumflex artery (LCx), and myocardial ischemia without infarction in the lateral wall was observed by means of stress scintigraphy. The surgical inspection and histological finding confirmed diagnosis of P2 scallop prolapse with partial PPM rupture. PPM rupture due to only myocardial ischemia was extremely rare.

    4. Use of Fluoroscopy–Echocardiography Fusion Imaging in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (pages 1108–1112)

      Mehdi Eskandari, Rafal Dworakowski, Jonathan Byrne, Olaf Wendler, Philip MacCarthy and Mark Monaghan

      Version of Record online: 20 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13233

      Mini-Abstract

      Coregistration of real time two-dimensional and three-dimensional echocardiography with fluoroscopy providing “hybrid imaging” has recently become commercially available and has been used in a range of structural heart intervention. We present how such a technique can be integrated into the transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure.

  8. Letter to the Editor

    1. Top of page
    2. Issue Information
    3. ISCU News
    4. Original Investigations
    5. Reviews
    6. Challenging Cases
    7. CASE REPORTS Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    8. IMAGE SECTION Section Editor: Brian D. Hoit, M.D.
    9. Letter to the Editor
    1. Reply (page 1114)

      Hala ElMarsafawy, Mohamed K. Matter, Mohamed Sarhan, Rasha El-Ashry and Youssef Al-Tonbary

      Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13256

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