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Edited By: Navin C. Nanda

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 88/123 (Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems)

Online ISSN: 1540-8175

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  1. Fetal Diagnosis of Abnormal Origin of the Left Pulmonary Artery

    Justin T. Tretter, Eric M. Tretter, Daniela Y. Rafii, Robert H. Anderson and Puneet Bhatla

    Article first published online: 1 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13239


    We describe two cases of isolated anomalies of the left pulmonary artery identified on fetal echocardiography and confirmed postnatally, an anomalous left pulmonary artery arising from the base of the left-sided brachiocephalic artery in the setting of a right-sided aortic arch, and a left pulmonary artery sling. These two cases support our current understanding of normal and abnormal development of the extrapericardial arterial vessels and highlight the importance of meticulous attention when sweeping from the three-vessel tracheal view.

  2. Isolated Cleft of the Posterior Mitral Valve Leaflet: The Value of 3DTEE in the Evaluation of Mitral Valve Anatomy

    Cláudio Guerreiro, Conceição Fonseca, José Ribeiro and Ricardo Fontes-Carvalho

    Article first published online: 26 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13258


    We report a case of a 65-year-old woman with chronic primary mitral regurgitation diagnosed 10 years prior to our evaluation. We performed a 3D transesophageal echocardiography that showed an isolated cleft within the P2 segment of the posterior leaflet associated with severe mitral regurgitation. This is a rare congenital cause of mitral regurgitation, and it may occur in isolation or with associated congenital heart defects. The slitlike appearance of the leaflet can be difficult to assess by 2DTTE or even TEE. Real time 3DTEE provides superior diagnostic accuracy in the identification of scallop-specific anatomy.

  3. Intramyocardial Dissecting Hematoma: Cardiac Trauma and Ischemic Heart Disease: Multimodality Imaging Techniques

    Javier Urmeneta Ulloa, Isabel Molina Borao, Ana Portolés Ocampo, Pilar Lapuente González, Eva Moreno Esteban and Isabel Calvo Cebollero

    Article first published online: 26 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13253


    A 37-year-old male patient came to hospital after an accidental fall from 8.20 feet high. CT scan showed an image compatible with an old myocardial infarction at the apex of the left ventricle (LV) and a thrombosed aneurysm. At the echocardiography, adjacent to LV apex, an image of low echoic density was seen, as well as a mobile endocardial flap, suggesting a contained subacute ventricular rupture. Three multisegment arterial diseases were found at the coronary angiography. It was agreed to choose a conservative treatment. The patient was controlled with the performance of 3D, contrast echocardiography, and cardiac MRI confirming diagnosis of intramyocardial dissecting hematoma.

  4. Right Ventricle Metastasis of Pleomorfic Undifferentiated Sarcoma Detected by FDG PET/CT and Three-Dimensional Echocardiography

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

    Article first published online: 24 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13241


    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.

  5. Mitoxantrone-Induced Cardiotoxicity in Acute Myeloid Leukemia—A Velocity Vector Imaging Analysis

    Amir Y. Shaikh, Sourabh Suryadevara, Abhishek Tripathi, Mohamed Ahmed, Jennifer L. Kane, Jorge Escobar, Jan Cerny, Rajneesh Nath, David D. McManus, Jeffrey Shih, Matthew E. McGuiness, Dennis A. Tighe, Theo E. Meyer, Muthalagu Ramanathan and Gerard P. Aurigemma

    Article first published online: 24 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13245