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  1. Content type: How I do it article

    Stress echocardiography (SE) has recently regained momentum as an important diagnostic tool for the assessment of both ischemic and non-ischemic heart disease. Performing SE during physical exercise is challen...

    Authors: O. A. E. Salden, W. M. van Everdingen, R. Spee, P. A. Doevendans and M. J. Cramer

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:6

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  2. Content type: Research

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) can occur even after the correction of mitral valve (MV) pathology in patients who have pre-operative sinus rhythm and undergo MV surgery. However, the factors associated with the occu...

    Authors: Min-Kyung Kang, Boyoung Joung, Chi Young Shim, In Jeong Cho, Woo-In Yang, Jeonggeun Moon, Yangsoo Jang, Namsik Chung, Byung-Chul Chang and Jong-Won Ha

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:5

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  3. Content type: Review

    Cardiac function is about creating and sustaining blood in motion. This is achieved through a proper sequence of myocardial deformation whose final goal is that of creating flow. Deformation imaging provided v...

    Authors: Matteo Dal Ferro, Davide Stolfo, Valerio De Paris, Pierluigi Lesizza, Renata Korcova, Dario Collia, Giovanni Tonti, Gianfranco Sinagra and Gianni Pedrizzetti

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:4

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  4. Content type: Research

    Imaging stress tests are not ideally accurate to predict anatomically obstructive CAD, leading to a non-trivial rate of unnecessary iCA. This may depend on the threshold used to indicate iCA, and maybe CTA or,...

    Authors: Nicola Gaibazzi, Guido Pastorini, Andrea Biagi, Francesco Tafuni, Claudia Buffa, Silvia Garibaldi, Francesca Boffetti and Giorgio Benatti

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:3

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  5. Content type: Research

    Study on automated three-dimensional (3D) quantification of left heart parameters by using Heartmodel software is still in the early stage and fully automatic analysis was not clearly achieved. The aim of our ...

    Authors: Lina Sun, Haiyan Feng, Lujia Ni, Hui Wang and Dongmei Gao

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:2

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  6. Content type: Research

    Percutaneous mitral valve repair (PMVR) is increasingly performed in patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR). Post-procedural MR grading is challenging and an unsettled issue. We hypothesised that the d...

    Authors: Alexander Dietl, Christine Prieschenk, Franziska Eckert, Christoph Birner, Andreas Luchner, Lars S. Maier and Stefan Buchner

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:1

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  7. Content type: Case report

    Staged palliative surgery markedly shifts the balance of volume load on a single ventricle and pulmonary vascular bed. Blalock-Taussig shunt necessitates a single ventricle eject blood to both the systemic and...

    Authors: Mao Kinoshita, Koichi Akiyama, Keiichi Itatani, Ayahiro Yamashita, Maki Ishii, Atsushi Kainuma, Yoshinobu Maeda, Takako Miyazaki, Masaaki Yamagishi and Teiji Sawa

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:27

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  8. Content type: Research

    Although mechanical dyssynchrony parameters derived by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) may predict response to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), comparability of parameters derived with differen...

    Authors: Wouter M. van Everdingen, Alexander H. Maass, Kevin Vernooy, Mathias Meine, Cornelis P. Allaart, Frederik J. De Lange, Arco J. Teske, Bastiaan Geelhoed, Michiel Rienstra, Isabelle C. Van Gelder, Marc A. Vos and Maarten J. Cramer

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:25

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  9. Content type: Research

    Lung ultrasound can be used as an alternative to chest radiography (CXR) for the diagnosis and follow-up of various lung diseases in the intensive care unit (ICU). Our aim was to evaluate the influence that in...

    Authors: Etrusca Brogi, Elena Bignami, Anna Sidoti, Mohammed Shawar, Luna Gargani, Luigi Vetrugno, Giovanni Volpicelli and Francesco Forfori

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:23

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  10. Content type: Research

    Sudden cardiac death (SCD) risk stratification is the most important preventive action in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The identification of the ischemia biomarker high sensitive troponin I...

    Authors: Rafał Hładij, Renata Rajtar-Salwa and Paweł Petkow Dimitrow

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:24

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  11. Content type: Research

    Strain analysis is feasible using three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography. This approach provides various parameters based on speckle tracking analysis from one full-volume image of the left ventricle; however...

    Authors: Hyo-Suk Ahn, Yong-Kyun Kim, Ho Chul Song, Euy Jin Choi, Gee-Hee Kim, Jung Sun Cho, Sang-Hyun Ihm, Hee-Yeol Kim, Chan Seok Park and Ho-Joong Youn

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:22

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  12. Content type: Research

    Long-term intensive training leads to morphological and mechanical changes in the heart generally known as “athlete’s heart”. Previous studies have suggested that the diastolic and systolic function of the ven...

    Authors: Zahraa Alsafi, Andreas Malmgren, Petri Gudmundsson, Martin Stagmo and Magnus Dencker

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:20

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  13. Content type: Research

    Second-stage palliation with hemi-Fontan or bidirectional Glenn procedures has improved the outcomes of patients treated for single-ventricle heart disease. The aim of this study was to retrospectively analyze...

    Authors: Jacek Pająk, Michał Buczyński, Piotr Stanek, Grzegorz Zalewski, Marek Wites, Lesław Szydłowski, Bogusław Mazurek and Lidia Tomkiewicz-Pająk

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:21

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  14. Content type: Research

    To investigate the impacts of carotid plaque and intima-media thickness (IMT) on future vascular events (VEs) in the patients with acute ischemic stroke.

    Authors: Hyun Ju Yoon, Kye Hun Kim, Hyukjin Park, Jae Yeong Cho, Young Joon Hong, Hyung Wook Park, Ju Han Kim, Youngkeun Ahn, Myung Ho Jeong, Jeong Gwan Cho and Jong Chun Park

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:19

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  15. Content type: Research

    Left ventricular outflow tract velocity time integral (LVOT VTI) is a measure of cardiac systolic function and cardiac output. Heart failure patients with low cardiac output are known to have poor cardiovascul...

    Authors: Christina Tan, David Rubenson, Ajay Srivastava, Rajeev Mohan, Michael R. Smith, Kristen Billick, Samuel Bardarian and J. Thomas Heywood

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:18

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  16. Content type: Research

    Identification of prenatal ventriculoarterial connections in fetuses with conotruncal anomalies (CTA) remains one of the greatest challenges for sonographers performing screening examinations. Herein, we propo...

    Authors: Yu Wang, Miao Fan, Faiza Amber Siddiqui, Meilian Wang, Wei Sun, Xue Sun, Wenjia Lei and Ying Zhang

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:17

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  17. Content type: Research

    The availability of ultra-miniaturized pocket ultrasound devices (PUD) adds diagnostic power to the clinical examination. Information on accuracy of ultrasound with handheld units in immediate differential dia...

    Authors: Alfonso Sforza, Costantino Mancusi, Maria Viviana Carlino, Agostino Buonauro, Marco Barozzi, Giuseppe Romano, Sossio Serra and Giovanni de Simone

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:16

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  18. Content type: Research

    Almost all attempts to improve patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) using echo-derived indices have failed so far. We sought to assess: the performance of homemade software for the aut...

    Authors: Maxime Fournet, Anne Bernard, Sylvestre Marechaux, Elena Galli, Raphael Martins, Philippe Mabo, J. Claude Daubert, Christophe Leclercq, Alfredo Hernandez and Erwan Donal

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:15

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  19. Content type: Research

    This study is aimed at investigating myocardial multi-directional systolic deformation in hypertensive with different left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), and exploring its contribution to LVEF.

    Authors: Huimei Huang, Qinyun Ruan, Meiyan Lin, Lei Yan, Chunyan Huang and Liyun Fu

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:14

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  20. Content type: Research

    Compound strain imaging is a novel method to noninvasively evaluate arterial wall deformation which has recently shown to enable differentiation between fibrous and (fibro-)atheromatous plaques in patients wit...

    Authors: Martijn F.H. Maessen, Thijs M.H. Eijsvogels, Ayla Grotens, Maria T.E. Hopman, Dick H.J. Thijssen and Hendrik H.G. Hansen

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:13

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  21. Content type: Research

    Quality of life is as important as survival in heart failure (HF) patients. Controversies exist with regards to echocardiographic determinants of exercise capacity in HF, particularly in patients with preserve...

    Authors: Arlind Batalli, Pranvera Ibrahimi, Ibadete Bytyçi, Artan Ahmeti, Edmond Haliti, Shpend Elezi, Michael Y. Henein and Gani Bajraktari

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:12

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  22. Content type: Review

    To systematically review currently available cardiac shock-wave therapy (CSWT) studies in humans and perform meta-analysis regarding anti-anginal efficacy of CSWT.

    Authors: Greta Burneikaitė, Evgeny Shkolnik, Jelena Čelutkienė, Gitana Zuozienė, Irena Butkuvienė, Birutė Petrauskienė, Pranas Šerpytis, Aleksandras Laucevičius and Amir Lerman

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:11

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  23. Content type: Research

    Myocardial performance index (MPI) has been investigated in a variety of populations, but the effect of food intake has not been evaluated. We assessed whether myocardial performance index is affected by food ...

    Authors: Ylva Gårdinger, Anna Dieden, Joanna Hlebowicz, Ola Björgell and Magnus Dencker

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:10

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  24. Content type: Research

    Mean or maximal intima-media thickness (IMT) is commonly used as surrogate endpoint in intervention studies. However, the effect of normalization by surrounding or median IMT or by diameter is unknown. In addi...

    Authors: J Steinbuch, AC van Dijk, FHBM Schreuder, MTB Truijman, J Hendrikse, PJ Nederkoorn, A van der Lugt, E Hermeling, APG Hoeks and WH Mess

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:9

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