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  1. Research

    Stress echo 2020: the international stress echo study in ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease

    Stress echocardiography (SE) has an established role in evidence-based guidelines, but recently its breadth and variety of applications have extended well beyond coronary artery disease (CAD). We lack a prospe...

    Eugenio Picano, Quirino Ciampi, Rodolfo Citro, Antonello D’Andrea, Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Iacopo Olivotto, Fabio Mori, Maurizio Galderisi, Marco Fabio Costantino, Lorenza Pratali, Giovanni Di Salvo, Eduardo Bossone, Francesco Ferrara, Luna Gargani, Fausto Rigo…

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:3

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  2. Research

    Identification of the main determinants of abdominal aorta size: a screening by Pocket Size Imaging Device

    Ultrasound exam as a screening test for abdominal aorta (AA) can visualize the aorta in 99% of patients and has a sensitivity and specificity approaching 100% in screening settings for aortic aneurysm. Pocket ...

    Roberta Esposito, Federica Ilardi, Vincenzo Schiano Lomoriello, Regina Sorrentino, Vincenzo Sellitto, Giuseppe Giugliano, Giovanni Esposito, Bruno Trimarco and Maurizio Galderisi

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:2

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  3. Research

    Accuracy of echocardiographic area-length method in chronic myocardial infarction: comparison with cardiac CT in pigs

    We evaluated echocardiographic area-length methods to measure left ventricle (LV) volumes and ejection fraction (EF) in parasternal short axis views in comparison with cardiac computed tomography (CT) in pigs ...

    Haitham Ballo, Miikka Tarkia, Matti Haavisto, Christoffer Stark, Marjatta Strandberg, Tommi Vähäsilta, Virva Saunavaara, Tuula Tolvanen, Mika Teräs, Ville-Veikko Hynninen, Timo Savunen, Anne Roivainen, Juhani Knuuti and Antti Saraste

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:1

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  4. Research

    Geographical predisposition influences on the distribution and tissue characterisation of eccentric coronary plaques in non-branching coronary arteries: cross-sectional study of coronary plaques analysed by intravascular ultrasound

    We investigated the influence of geographical predisposition on the spatial distribution and composition of coronary plaques.

    Hidenori Komiyama, Hitoshi Takano, Shunichi Nakamura, Masamichi Takano, Noritake Hata, Miyauchi Yasushi, Yoshihiko Seino, Kyoichi Mizuno and Wataru Shimizu

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:47

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  5. Research

    Clinical and echocardiographic predictors of mortality in acute pulmonary embolism

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of adding quantitative assessments of cardiac function from echocardiography to clinical factors in predicting the outcome of patients with acute pulmonary emb...

    Talal Dahhan, Irfan Siddiqui, Victor F. Tapson, Eric J. Velazquez, Stephanie Sun, Clemontina A. Davenport, Zainab Samad and Sudarshan Rajagopal

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:44

    Published on: 28 October 2016

  6. Research

    Left ventricular diastolic function is strongly correlated with active emptying of the left atrium: a novel analysis using three-dimensional echocardiography

    Increased left atrial (LA) dimensions are known to be a risk factor in predicting cardiovascular events and mortality and to be one key diagnostic tool to assess diastolic dysfunction. Currently, LA measuremen...

    Johannes Scherr, Philip Jung, Tibor Schuster, Lars Pollmer, Gert Eisele, Franz Goss, Jens Schneider and Martin Halle

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:43

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  7. Research

    Modified mallampati classification in determining the success of unsedated transesophageal echocardiography procedure in patients with heart disease: simple but efficient

    The transesophageal echocardiograhpy (TEE) has been studied worldwide. However, identifying additional factors on top of operator's experience and patient's cooperation which could influence the success of the...

    Jureerat Khongkaew, Dujdao Sahasthas, Tharrittawadha Potat and Phatchara Thammawirat

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:42

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  8. Research

    Does the internal jugular vein affect the elasticity of the common carotid artery?

    Arterial stiffness is an early marker of atherosclerosis. The carotid arteries are easily accessible by ultrasound and are commonly used for the evaluation of atherosclerosis development. However, this stiffne...

    Michał Podgórski, Monika Winnicka, Michał Polguj, Piotr Grzelak, Maciej Łukaszewski and Ludomir Stefańczyk

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:40

    Published on: 17 September 2016

  9. Research

    Total average diastolic longitudinal displacement by colour tissue doppler imaging as an assessment of diastolic function

    The current method for a non-invasive assessment of diastolic dysfunction is complex with the use of algorithms of many different echocardiographic parameters. Total average diastolic longitudinal displacement...

    Martina Chantal de Knegt, Tor Biering-Sørensen, Peter Søgaard, Jacob Sivertsen, Jan Skov Jensen and Rasmus Møgelvang

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:41

    Published on: 17 September 2016

  10. Research

    Noninvasive assessment of pulmonary arterial capacitance by pulmonary annular motion velocity in children with ventricular septal defect

    We hypothesized that longitudinal pulmonary arterial deformation during the cardiac cycle reflects pulmonary arterial capacitance. To examine this hypothesis, we assessed whether tissue Doppler-derived pulmona...

    Yasunobu Hayabuchi, Akemi Ono, Yukako Homma and Shoji Kagami

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:38

    Published on: 7 September 2016

  11. Review

    Limitations and difficulties of echocardiographic short-axis assessment of paravalvular leakage after corevalve transcatheter aortic valve implantation

    To make assessment of paravalvular aortic leakage (PVL) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) more uniform the second Valve Academic Research Consortium (VARC) recently updated the echocardiogra...

    Marcel L. Geleijnse, Luigi F. M. Di Martino, Wim B. Vletter, Ben Ren, Tjebbe W. Galema, Nicolas M. Van Mieghem, Peter P. T. de Jaegere and Osama I. I. Soliman

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:37

    Published on: 6 September 2016

  12. Research

    Rotational method simplifies 3-dimensional measurement of left atrial appendage dimensions during transesophageal echocardiography

    Not all echo laboratories have the capability of measuring direct online 3D images, but do have the capability of turning 3D images into 2D ones “online” for bedside measurements. Thus, we hypothesized that a ...

    Chaim Yosefy, Yulia Azhibekov, Boris Brodkin, Vladimir Khalameizer, Amos Katz and Avishag Laish-Farkash

    Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:36

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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