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  1. Research

    Prognostic value of new left atrial volume index severity partition cutoffs after cardiac rehabilitation program in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

    Previous studies showed that left atrial enlargement is an independent marker of adverse outcomes in both primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention. However, no data are available on long-term outcomes i...

    Davide Lazzeroni, Nicola Gaibazzi, Matteo Bini, Giacomo Bussolati, Umberto Camaiora, Roberto Cassi, Simone Geroldi, Pietro Tito Ugolotti, Lorenzo Brambilla, Valerio Brambilla, Paolo Castiglioni and Paolo Coruzzi

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:35

    Published on: 23 August 2016

  2. Research

    Evaluation of left atrial function in patients with iron-deficiency anemia by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography

    Iron-deficiency anemia (IDA) is a global health problem and a common medical condition that can be seen in everyday clinical practice. And two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) has been re...

    Jiaqi Shen, Qiao Zhou, Yue Liu, Runlan Luo, Bijun Tan and Guangsen Li

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:34

    Published on: 23 August 2016

  3. Review

    The efficacy of sonographic measurement of inferior vena cava diameter as an estimate of central venous pressure

    Central venous pressure (CVP) and right atrial pressure (RAP) are important parameters in the complete hemodynamic assessment of a patient. Sonographic measurement of the inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter is a...

    William Ciozda, Ilan Kedan, Devin W. Kehl, Raymond Zimmer, Raj Khandwalla and Asher Kimchi

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:33

    Published on: 20 August 2016

  4. Research

    Impact of a structured referral algorithm on the ability to monitor adherence to appropriate use criteria for transthoracic echocardiography

    Many free-form-text referral requisitions for transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) provide insufficient information to adequately evaluate their adherence to Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). We developed a stru...

    Steven Promislow, Joseph G. Abunassar, Behnam Banihashemi, Benjamin J. Chow, Girish Dwivedi, Kasra Maftoon and Ian G. Burwash

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:31

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  5. Research

    Three-dimensional dynamic morphology of the mitral valve in different forms of mitral valve prolapse – potential implications for annuloplasty ring selection

    Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography has increased our understanding of the distinct pathomechanisms underlying functional, ischaemic or degenerative mitral regurgitation. However, pote...

    Astrid Apor, Anikó Ilona Nagy, Attila Kovács, Aristomenis Manouras, Péter Andrássy and Béla Merkely

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:32

    Published on: 15 August 2016

  6. Review

    Echocardiographic diagnosis of the different phenotypes of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is an inherited cardiovascular disorder of great genetic heterogeneity and has a prevalence of 0.1 – 0.2 % in the general population. Several hundred mutations in more than 27...

    Vito Maurizio Parato, Valeria Antoncecchi, Fabiola Sozzi, Stefania Marazia, Annapaola Zito, Maria Maiello and Pasquale Palmiero

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:30

    Published on: 12 August 2016

  7. How I do it article

    Modified transesophageal echocardiography of the dissected thoracic aorta; a novel diagnostic approach

    Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a key diagnostic modality in patients with acute aortic dissection, yet its sensitivity is limited by a “blind-spot” caused by air in the trachea. After placement of a...

    Wouter W. Jansen Klomp, Linda M. Peelen, George J. Brandon Bravo Bruinsma, Arnoud W. J. van’t Hof, Jan G. Grandjean and Arno P. Nierich

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:28

    Published on: 3 August 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:39

  8. Research

    In-hospital measurement of left ventricular ejection fraction and one-year outcomes in acute coronary syndromes: results from the IMMEDIATE Trial

    In patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is a known marker for increased mortality. However, the relationship between LVEF measured during index ACS hos...

    Jayanta T. Mukherjee, Joni R. Beshansky, Robin Ruthazer, Hadeel Alkofide, Madhab Ray, David Kent, Warren J. Manning, Gordon S. Huggins and Harry P. Selker;

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:29

    Published on: 3 August 2016

  9. Research

    Deformation pattern and predictive value of right ventricular longitudinal strain in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension

    Right ventricular function has been identified as an important prognostic factor in children with pulmonary arterial hypertension. The aim of the study was to assess the deformation pattern and prognostic valu...

    Iolanda Muntean, Theodora Benedek, Mihaela Melinte, Carmen Suteu and Rodica Togãnel

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:27

    Published on: 29 July 2016

  10. Research

    Right ventricular dysfunction as predictor of longer hospital stay in patients with acute decompensated heart failure: a prospective study in Indonesian population

    Hospital length of stay (LOS) is a key determinant of heart failure hospitalization costs. Longer LOS is associated with lower quality of care measures and higher rates of readmission and mortality. Right vent...

    Paskariatne Probo Dewi Yamin, Sunu Budhi Raharjo, Vebiona Kartini Prima Putri and Nani Hersunarti

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:25

    Published on: 11 July 2016

  11. Research

    Acceleration rate of mitral inflow E wave: a novel transmitral doppler index for assessing diastolic function

    We performed comprehensive transmitral and pulmonary venous Doppler echocardiographic studies to devise a novel index of diastolic function. This is the first study to assess the utility of the acceleration ra...

    Roya Sattarzadeh, Anahita Tavoosi, Mostafa Jabbari, Amir Farhang Zand Parsa, Babak Geraiely, Mohammad Saadat, Farnoosh Larti, Ali Pasha Meysamie and Mehrdad Salehi

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:24

    Published on: 10 June 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:26

  12. Research

    Ultrasonographic caval indices do not significantly contribute to predicting fluid responsiveness immediately after coronary artery bypass grafting when compared to passive leg raising

    Appropriate fluid management is one of the most important elements of early goal-directed therapy after cardiothoracic surgery. Reliable determination of fluid responsivenss remains the fundamental issue in vo...

    Dorota Sobczyk, Krzysztof Nycz, Pawel Andruszkiewicz, Karol Wierzbicki and Maciej Stapor

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:23

    Published on: 8 June 2016

  13. Research

    Coronary flow velocity reserve by echocardiography: feasibility, reproducibility and agreement with PET in overweight and obese patients with stable and revascularized coronary artery disease

    Coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) measured by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography of the LAD is used to assess microvascular function but validation studies in clinical settings are lacking. We aimed to...

    Rasmus Huan Olsen, Lene Rørholm Pedersen, Martin Snoer, Thomas Emil Christensen, Adam Ali Ghotbi, Philip Hasbak, Andreas Kjaer, Steen B. Haugaard and Eva Prescott

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:22

    Published on: 7 June 2016

  14. Research

    Echocardiographic markers of inducible myocardial ischemia at baseline evaluation preparatory to exercise stress echocardiography

    Tissue Doppler Imaging (TDI) is a sensible and feasible method to detect longitudinal left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction (LVSD) in patients with diabetes mellitus, hypertension or ischemic heart diseas...

    Antonella Cherubini, Giovanni Cioffi, Carmine Mazzone, Giorgio Faganello, Giulia Barbati, Luigi Tarantini, Giulia Russo, Carlo Stefenelli, Franco Humar, Eliana Grande, Maurizio Fisicaro, Claudio Pandullo and Andrea Di Lenarda

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:21

    Published on: 1 June 2016

  15. Research

    Comprehensive left ventricular mechanics analysis by speckle tracking echocardiography in Chagas disease

    Chagas disease (CD) is a frequent cause of dilated cardiomyopathy (CMP) in developing countries, leading to clinical heart failure and worse prognosis. Therefore, the development and evolution of this CMP has ...

    Marcio Silva Miguel Lima, Hector R. Villarraga, Maria Cristina Donadio Abduch, Marta Fernandes Lima, Cecilia Beatriz Bittencourt Viana Cruz, Marcio Sommer Bittencourt, Mariana Callil Voos, Joao Cesar Nunes Sbano, Wilson Mathias and Jeane Mike Tsutsui

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:20

    Published on: 27 May 2016

  16. Research

    Arterial adaptations to training among first time marathoners

    Exercise training favorably alters arterial anatomy in trained limbs, though the simultaneous effects on passively trained arteries are unclear. Thus, brachial (non-trained limb), popliteal (trained limb) and ...

    Nicole M. Hafner, Christopher J. Womack, Nicholas D. Luden and Mikel K. Todd

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:19

    Published on: 26 May 2016

  17. Research

    Long-term clinical and echocardiographic outcomes of extensive septal myectomy for hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in Chinese patients

    There has been limited data addressing outcomes of extensive septal myectomy in Chinese patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). In this study, the objective was to evaluate the clinical a...

    Lei Yao, Li Li, Xiong-Jun Lu, Yan-Ling Miao, Xiao-Ning Kang and Fu-Jian Duan

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:18

    Published on: 17 May 2016

  18. Research

    Reproducibility of a novel echocardiographic 3D automated software for the assessment of mitral valve anatomy

    3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is superior to 2D TEE in quantitative anatomic evaluation of the mitral valve (MV) but it shows limitations regarding automatic quantification. Here, we tested the int...

    Iolanda Aquila, Ariana González, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Luis Miguel Rincón, Eduardo Casas, Ana García, Rocio Hinojar, José Julio Jiménez-Nacher and José Luis Zamorano

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:17

    Published on: 17 May 2016

  19. Research

    Strain-time curve analysis by speckle tracking echocardiography in cardiac resynchronization therapy: Insight into the pathophysiology of responders vs. non-responders

    Patients with non-ischemic heart failure etiology and left bundle branch block (LBBB) show better response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). While these patients have the most pronounced left ventric...

    Andrew C. Y. To, Rodolfo D. Benatti, Kimi Sato, Richard A. Grimm, James D. Thomas, Bruce L. Wilkoff, Deborah Agler and Zoran B. Popović

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:14

    Published on: 18 April 2016

  20. Research

    Combination of single quantitative parameters into multiparametric model for ischemia detection is not superior to visual assessment during dobutamine stress echocardiography

    To evaluate if the combination of several quantitative parameters into a mathematical model would enhance the detection of myocardial ischemia during dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) when compared to c...

    Jelena Čelutkienė, Greta Burneikaitė, Linas Petkevičius, Laura Balkevičienė and Aleksandras Laucevičius

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:13

    Published on: 12 April 2016

  21. Research

    Evaluation of right ventricular function in fetal hypoplastic left heart syndrome using spatio-temporal image correlation (STIC)

    Postnatal outcome of fetuses with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is mainly determined by right ventricular function. In the present study we used spatio-temporal image correlation (STIC) to assess righ...

    Jing Zhang, Qichang Zhou, Yili Zhao, Qinghai Peng, Zheli Gong and Xiangdang Long

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:12

    Published on: 11 April 2016

  22. Research

    Respiratory influence on left atrial volume calculation with 3D-echocardiography

    Left atrial volume (LAV) estimation with 3D echocardiography has been shown to be more accurate than 2D volume calculation. However, little is known about the possible effect of respiratory movements on the ac...

    Mathias Sørgaard, Jesper J. Linde, Hafsa Ismail, Niels Risum, Klaus F. Kofoed, Jørgen T. Kühl, Benjamin Tittle, Walter B. Nielsen and Jens D. Hove

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:11

    Published on: 12 March 2016

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