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- Asymmetric Parachute-Like Tricuspid Valve with Severe Tricuspid Regurgitation in an Adult Patient
Tolga Sinan Güvenç, Gülay Gök, Hatice Betül Erer, Ahmet Ekmekçi and Mehmet Eren
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13196
Parachute-like tricuspid valve is a very uncommon congenital heart disease that may cause tricuspid stenosis or regurgitation. Different from a parachute anomaly, more than one papillary muscle group is present in a parachute-like defect. We report a case of parachute-like tricuspid valve diagnosed in adulthood using three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography.
- The Impact of Echocardiographic Epicardial Fat Thickness on Outcomes of Cryoballoon-Based Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
Uğur Canpolat, Kudret Aytemir, Hikmet Yorgun, Serkan Asil, Muhammed Dural and Necla Özer
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13193
- Rapid Swelling of Infarcted Myocardium Soon after Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: A Sign of Critical Reperfusion Hemorrhage
Tomoo Nagai, Mai Tahara, Junko Arakawa and Shuichi Katsushika
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13202
Although early reperfusion is the best approach to salvage ischemic myocardium and limit myocardial necrosis in patients with acute myocardial infarction, revascularization can also lead to adverse effects by causing reperfusion injury that results in further myocyte necrosis. Intramyocardial hemorrhage is considered a fulminant form of reperfusion injury and is caused by the extravasation of red blood cells via damaged endothelial walls; this leads to the expansion of the myocardial necrosis. Here, we present a case with intramyocardial hemorrhage demonstrating rapid swelling of infarcted myocardium after successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention and discuss its clinical implication.
- Right Ventricular Longitudinal Strain Measures Independently Predict Chronic Heart Failure Mortality
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
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13199
- Multiple Coronary Artery Aneurysms of the Right Coronary Artery in Neonate with Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum
Carlie Bremen, David N. Campbell, Lorna Browne and Pei-Ni Jone
Article first published online: 9 FEB 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/echo.13191
Pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA/IVS) with right ventricular dependent coronaries is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly. Coronary artery aneurysms in a neonate with PA/IVS have not been described. We report a case of neonate with pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum with giant coronary artery aneurysms.