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  1. Content type: Research

    The tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) is commonly recommended for estimating the right ventricular systolic function. The central venous pressure (CVP), which is determined by venous return an...

    Authors: Hongmin Zhang, Xiaoting Wang, Xiukai Chen, Qing Zhang and Dawei Liu

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:11

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    The study presents a prospective follow-up assessment of cardiovascular (CV) risk parameters in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in comparison with control subjects.

    Authors: Bożena Targońska-Stępniak, Mariusz Piotrowski, Robert Zwolak, Anna Drelich-Zbroja and Maria Majdan

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:18

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    There are numerous studies in the cardiovascular literature that have employed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in swine models, but data regarding the use of basic TEE in swine models is limited. The pr...

    Authors: William A. Teeter, Bianca M. Conti, Phil J. Wasicek, Jonathan J. Morrison, Dawn Parsell, Bryan Gamble, Melanie R. Hoehn, Thomas M. Scalea and Samuel M. Galvagno Jr

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:12

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  4. Content type: Technical notes

    The assessment of ventricular volumes using conventional echocardiography methods is limited with regards to the need of geometrical assumptions. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate a novel commercial s...

    Authors: Jana Grune, Annelie Blumrich, Sarah Brix, Sarah Jeuthe, Cathleen Drescher, Tilman Grune, Anna Foryst-Ludwig, Daniel Messroghli, Wolfgang M. Kuebler, Christiane Ott and Ulrich Kintscher

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:10

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  5. Content type: Research

    Patients who underwent a successful repair of the aortic coarctation (CoA) show high risk for cardiovascular (CV) events. Mechanical and structural abnormalities in the ascending aorta (Ao) might have a role i...

    Authors: Giorgio Faganello, Giovanni Cioffi, Maurizio Rossini, Federica Ognibeni, Alessandro Giollo, Maurizio Fisicaro, Giulia Russo, Concetta Di Nora, Sara Doimo, Luigi Tarantini, Carmine Mazzone, Antonella Cherubini, Biancamaria D’Agata Mottolesi, Claudio Pandullo, Andrea Di Lenarda, Gianfranco Sinagra…

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:9

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  6. Content type: Research

    Carotid intima media thickness (C-IMT) and aortic IMT (A-IMT) increase in adult and pediatric patients with diabetes mellitus (DM), respectively. In both age groups IMT is used for early detection of macrovasc...

    Authors: Ayse Selcan Koc and Hilmi Erdem Sumbul

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:8

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  7. Content type: Research

    Little is known about the echocardiographic characteristics of primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PPM) due to its rarity. The aim of this study was to explore the sex-specific echocardiographic patter...

    Authors: Lingyun Kong, Ziwang Li, Jingrui Wang and Xiuzhang Lv

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2018 16:7

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Content type: Technical notes

    Three major mechanisms contribute to right ventricular (RV) pump function: (i) shortening of the longitudinal axis with traction of the tricuspid annulus towards the apex; (ii) inward movement of the RV free w...

    Authors: Bálint Lakatos, Zoltán Tősér, Márton Tokodi, Alexandra Doronina, Annamária Kosztin, Denisa Muraru, Luigi P. Badano, Attila Kovács and Béla Merkely

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:8

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  33. Content type: Research

    The goal of this study was to determine if left ventricular (LV) global longitudinal strain (GLS) predicts heart failure (HF) readmission in patients with acute decompensated heart failure.

    Authors: Simone Romano, Ibrahim N. Mansour, Mayank Kansal, Hana Gheith, Zachary Dowdy, Carolyn A. Dickens, Cassandra Buto-Colletti, June M. Chae, Hussam H. Saleh and Thomas D. Stamos

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:6

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  34. Content type: Research

    There is today no established approach to estimate right ventricular ejection fraction (RVEF) using 2D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). The aim of this study was to evaluate a new method for RVEF calculat...

    Authors: Stina Jorstig, Micael Waldenborg, Mats Lidén and Per Thunberg

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:4

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  35. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:3

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  36. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:2

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  37. Content type: Research

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:1

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  38. Content type: Research

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

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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:47

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  39. Content type: Research

    Regular physical exercise determines a progressive increase of the cardiac mass known as adaptive hypertrophy. Up to now, two morphological echocardiographic heart patterns of athletes have been described by M...

    Authors: Giorgio Galanti, Laura Stefani, Gabriele Mascherini, Valentina Di Tante and Loira Toncelli

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:46

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  40. Content type: Research

    The myocardial wall of the left ventricle is a complex, multilayered structure and is not homogenous. The aim of this study was to determine longitudinal strain (LS) in the three myocardial layers in normal pr...

    Authors: Juan Cong, Zhibin Wang, Hong Jin, Wugang Wang, Kun Gong, Yuanyuan Meng and Yong Lee

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:45

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  41. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:44

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  42. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:43

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  43. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: Jureerat Khongkaew, Dujdao Sahasthas, Tharrittawadha Potat and Phatchara Thammawirat

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:42

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2017 15:5

  44. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:41

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  45. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2016 14:40

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