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  1. Fetal anemia is associated with a hyperdynamic circulation and cardiac remodeling. Rapid intrauterine transfusion (IUT) of blood with high hematocrit and viscosity into the umbilical vein used to treat this co...

    Authors: Lotta Herling, Jonas Johnson, Kjerstin Ferm-Widlund, Fredrik Bergholm, Peter Lindgren, Sven-Erik Sonesson, Ganesh Acharya and Magnus Westgren

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:34

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  2. Several studies addressed the association between fragmented QRS (fQRS) on 12-lead EKG and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with a variety of cardiovascular disorders. We tested such association i...

    Authors: Mohammad Hossein Nikoo, Zahra Jamali, Iman Razeghian-Jahromi, Mehrab Sayadi, Paolo Verdecchia and Firoozeh Abtahi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:33

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  3. Right ventricular (RV) function is an important prognostic indicator. The acute effects of cardiac interventions or cardiac surgery on global and longitudinal RV function are not entirely understood. In this s...

    Authors: Marius Keller, Tim Heller, Tobias Lang, Johannes Patzelt, Juergen Schreieck, Christian Schlensak, Peter Rosenberger and Harry Magunia

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:32

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  4. Left atrial spontaneous echo contrast (LASEC) is common in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), although scarce information exists on LASEC occurring in nonvalvular AF patients who have low thromboembolic r...

    Authors: Kanako Akamatsu, Takahide Ito, Michishige Ozeki, Masatoshi Miyamura, Koichi Sohmiya and Masaaki Hoshiga

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:31

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  5. Arteriosclerosis can be reflected in various aspect of the artery, including atherosclerotic plaque formation or stiffening on the arterial wall. Both arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis are important and clo...

    Authors: Huan Liu, Jinbo Liu, Wei Huang, Hongwei Zhao, Na Zhao and Hongyu Wang

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:30

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  6. Coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) is characterized by the presence of collateral blood vessels which can provide additional blood supply to CTO-artery dependent myocardium. Successful CTO recanalization i...

    Authors: Milan Dobric, Branko Beleslin, Milorad Tesic, Ana Djordjevic Dikic, Sinisa Stojkovic, Vojislav Giga, Miloje Tomasevic, Ivana Jovanovic, Olga Petrovic, Jelena Rakocevic, Nikola Boskovic, Dragana Sobic Saranovic, Goran Stankovic, Vladan Vukcevic, Dejan Orlic, Dragan Simic…

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:29

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  7. We investigated the usefulness of the left atrial (LA) strain measurement on the prediction of upcoming cancer therapeutics-related cardiac dysfunction (CTRCD) after trastuzumab therapy in patients with breast...

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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:28

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  8. Accurate assessment of left ventricular (LV) systolic function is important after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). LV ejection fraction (LVEF) is conventionally used to evaluate LV systolic function; de...

    Authors: Lan-Ting Zhao, Lu Liu, Ping-Ping Meng, Yong-Huai Wang, Meng Li, Jun Yang, Tian-Xiang Gu and Chun-Yan Ma

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:27

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  9. Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the most common form of inherited muscle disease in children. The incidence of cardiomyopathy induced by DMD increases with age. Left ventricular ejection fraction usually ...

    Authors: Guang Song, Jing Zhang, Xin Wang, Xintong Zhang, Feifei Sun and Xiaona Yu

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:26

    Content type: Review

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  10. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening disease difficult to diagnose and manage in severe hemodynamic unstable patients. Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is considered useful to improve diagnosis...

    Authors: Pietro Bertini, Alessandro Ribechini and Fabio Guarracino

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:25

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Accurate measurement of the maximum aortic diameter (Dmax) is crucial for patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Aortic computed tomography (CT) provides accurate Dmax values by three-dimensional (3-D)...

    Authors: In-Jeong Cho, Jinyong Lee, Jinki Park, Sang-Eun Lee, Chul-Min Ahn, Young-Guk Ko, Donghoon Choi and Hyuk-Jae Chang

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:24

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  12. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI)-derived atrial electromechanical delay (AEMD) has been reported to be useful for detecting paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF). However, its usefulness remains unknown when analyz...

    Authors: Kanako Akamatsu, Takahide Ito, Masatoshi Miyamura, Yumiko Kanzaki, Koichi Sohmiya and Masaaki Hoshiga

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:22

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  13. Continuous real-time echocardiographic monitoring is essential for guidance during ASD closure. However, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) can only be implemented intermittently during fluoroscopy. We evalu...

    Authors: Yun-Ching Fu, Shen Kou Tsai, Wen-Yen Jian, Tsung-Cheng Shyu, Chieh-Mao Chuang and Betau Hwang

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:21

    Content type: Technical notes

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  14. To explore the association between the ratio of tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) and pulmonary arterial systolic pressure (PASP), and long- and short-term outcomes in mechanically ventilated ...

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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:20

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  15. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) is an objective, well-validated and reproducible technique of assessing left ventricular longitudinal deformation; it also offers a more sensitive assessment of myocardi...

    Authors: Beata Uziębło-Życzkowska, Marta Mielniczuk, Robert Ryczek and Paweł Krzesiński

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:19

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Exercise stress echocardiography is clinically used to assess cardiovascular diseases. For accurate cardiac evaluation, a stable field-of-view is required. However, transducer orientation and position are diff...

    Authors: Marloes Sjoerdsma, Louis S Fixsen, Thijs Schoots, Frans N van de Vosse and Richard GP Lopata

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:18

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  17. We sought to determine which echocardiographic markers of left ventricular (LV) remodeling and diastolic dysfunction can contribute as incremental and independent prognostic information in addition to current ...

    Authors: Kyung-Hee Kim, Lilin She, Kerry L. Lee, Rafal Dabrowski, Paul A. Grayburn, Miroslaw Rajda, David L. Prior, Patrice Desvigne-Nickens, William A. Zoghbi, Michele Senni, Guglielmo Stefanelli, Cesare Beghi, Thao Huynh, Eric J. Velazquez, Jae K. Oh and Grace Lin

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:17

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  18. Advanced chronic kidney disease often results in adverse cardiovascular outcomes and is the leading cause of mortality in patients with end stage renal diseases (ESRD). There is much information about the effe...

    Authors: Mohammad Khani, Ahmad Tara, Shadi Shekarkhar, Morteza Abdar Esfahani and Fariba Bayat

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:16

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  19. Strain and synchrony can be calculated from a variety of software packages, but there is a paucity of data with inter-vendor comparisons in children. To test the hypothesis that different packages may affect r...

    Authors: Alessandra M. Ferraro, Adi Adar, Sunil J. Ghelani, Lynn A. Sleeper, Philip T. Levy, Rahul H. Rathod, Gerald R. Marx and David M. Harrild

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:15

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  20. Very few reports have described the Doppler-derived echocardiographic parameters for mechanical pulmonary valve prosthesis (MPVP). This study aims to describe the normal Doppler hemodynamic profile of MPVP usi...

    Authors: Maryam Shojaeifard, Ali Daryanavard, Arman Karimi Behnagh, Maryam Moradian, Sajjad Erami and Hossein Dehghani Mohammad Abadi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:14

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  21. We aimed to evaluate associations of right atrial (RA) and right ventricular (RV) strain parameters assessed by 2D speckle tracking echocardiography (2D STE) with invasively measured hemodynamic parameters in ...

    Authors: Lena Theres, Anne Hübscher, Karl Stangl, Henryk Dreger, Fabian Knebel, Anna Brand and Bernd Hewing

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:13

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  22. Vascular thrombosis can be treated pharmacologically, however, serious shortcomings such as bleeding may occur. Several studies suggest that sonothrombolysis can induce lysis of the clots using ultrasound. Mor...

    Authors: Jovana Janjic, Malin K Larsson and Anna Bjällmark

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:12

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  23. The 2016 guidelines for left ventricular diastolic dysfunction diagnosis has been simplified from previous versions; however, multiparametric diagnosis approach still exists indeterminate left ventricular dias...

    Authors: Jingru Lin, Hong Ma, Lijian Gao, Yang Wang, Jiangtao Wang, Zhenhui Zhu, Kunjing Pang, Hao Wang and Weichun Wu

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:11

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  24. Balloon aortic valvuloplasty (BAV) offers an alternative to conventional aortic valve replacement in elderly and frail patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) for whom there are no other effective options. W...

    Authors: Ryota Masaki, Masamichi Iwasaki, Hidekazu Tanaka, Tomoyo Hamana, Susumu Odajima, Wataru Fujimoto, Koji Kuroda, Yutaka Hatani, Takumi Inoue, Hiroshi Okamoto, Masanori Okuda, Takatoshi Hayashi and Ken-ichi Hirata

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:10

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  25. Traditional preclinical echocardiography (ECHO) modalities, including 1-dimensional motion-mode (M-Mode) and 2-dimensional long axis (2D-US), rely on geometric and temporal assumptions about the heart for volu...

    Authors: Cody Rutledge, George Cater, Brenda McMahon, Lanping Guo, Seyed Mehdi Nouraie, Yijen Wu, Flordeliza Villanueva and Brett A. Kaufman

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:9

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  26. Left ventricular untwisting generates an early diastolic intraventricular pressure gradient (DIVPG) than can be quantified by echocardiography. We sought to confirm the quantitative relationship between peak u...

    Authors: Amir Hodzic, Damien Garcia, Eric Saloux, Paula A. B. Ribeiro, Amélie Ethier, James D. Thomas, Paul Milliez, Hervé Normand and Francois Tournoux

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:8

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  27. Peak left atrial longitudinal strain (PALS) can help identify left atrial appendage thrombus (LAAT) in patients with atrial fibrillation. Nevertheless, few studies have been performed in patients in sinus rhyt...

    Authors: Jacek Kurzawski, Agnieszka Janion-Sadowska, Lukasz Zandecki, Lukasz Piatek, Dorota Koziel and Marcin Sadowski

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:7

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  28. Coronary slow flow phenomenon (CSFP) involves the delayed opacification of the coronary distal vessel, in the absence of an obstructive lesion in the epicardial coronary artery during angiography. Since the li...

    Authors: Jun Li, Yonghuai Wang, Cuiting Zhao, Qing Zhu, Guangyuan Li, Jun Yang, Dalin Jia and Chunyan Ma

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:6

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  29. Mitral regurgitation volume (MRvol) by quantitative pulsed Doppler (QPD) method previously recommended suffers from geometric assumption error because of circular geometric assumption of mitral annulus (MA). T...

    Authors: Wugang Wang, Zhibin Wang, Junfang Li, Kun Gong, Liang Zhao, Guozhang Tang and Xiuxiu Fu

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:5

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  30. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the relationship between right ventricular function derived from cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), echocardiography and exercise stress test performa...

    Authors: Daniel Samarai, Sandra Lindstedt Ingemansson, Ronny Gustafsson, Ulf Thilén and Joanna Hlebowicz

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:4

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  31. To evaluate the detailed dynamic change of left ventricular diastolic function (LVDF) by echocardiography in aortic stenosis (AS) patients receiving transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and compare L...

    Authors: Yao Guo, Minmin Sun, Haiyan Chen, Dehong Kong, Xianhong Shu and Cuizhen Pan

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:3

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  32. Quantitative regional strain analysis by speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) may be particularly useful in the assessment of myocardial ischemia and viability, although reliable measurement of regional str...

    Authors: John C. Stendahl, Nripesh Parajuli, Allen Lu, Nabil E. Boutagy, Nicole Guerrera, Imran Alkhalil, Ben A. Lin, Lawrence H. Staib, Matthew O’Donnell, James S. Duncan and Albert J. Sinusas

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:2

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  33. Despite significant improvements in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of mortality in the United States. Ultrasound is a widely available tool that can be used t...

    Authors: Ilan Kedan, William Ciozda, Joseph A. Palatinus, Helen N. Palatinus and Asher Kimchi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2020 18:1

    Content type: Review

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  34. Left ventricular hypertrophy and diastolic dysfunction are common echocardiographic features of both aortic valve stenosis (AS) and cardiac amyloidosis (CA). These two different entities therefore may mask eac...

    Authors: Gergely Peskó, Zsigmond Jenei, Gergely Varga, Astrid Apor, Hajnalka Vágó, Sándor Czibor, Zoltán Prohászka, Tamás Masszi and Zoltán Pozsonyi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:32

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  35. Echocardiography (echo) is widely used to guide therapeutic decision-making for patients being considered for MitraClip. Relative utility of two- (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) echo predictors of MitraClip re...

    Authors: Jiwon Kim, Maria Chiara Palumbo, Omar K. Khalique, Lisa Q. Rong, Razia Sultana, Mukund Das, Jennifer Jantz, Yasfumi Nagata, Richard B. Devereux, Shing Chiu Wong, Geoffrey W. Bergman, Robert A. Levine, Mark B. Ratcliffe and Jonathan W. Weinsaft

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:31

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  36. Left ventricular (LV) wall thickness can be measured at the posterior wall (PW) and the intraventricular septum (IVS) in a parasternal long axis view by transthoracic echocardiography. Thus, there are three me...

    Authors: Satoshi Yamaguchi, Michio Shimabukuro, Masami Abe, Tomohiro Arakaki, Osamu Arasaki and Shinichiro Ueda

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:30

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  37. Cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) is a functional assessment that helps to detect disorders affecting the system involved in oxygen transport and utilization through the analysis of the gas exchange during ...

    Authors: Ciro Santoro, Regina Sorrentino, Roberta Esposito, Maria Lembo, Valentina Capone, Francesco Rozza, Massimo Romano, Bruno Trimarco and Maurizio Galderisi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:29

    Content type: Review

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  38. The search for reliable cardiac functional parameters is crucial in patients with mitral regurgitation (MR). In the Italian arm of the European Registry of MR, we compared the ability of global longitudinal st...

    Authors: Ciro Santoro, Maurizio Galderisi, Roberta Esposito, Agostino Buonauro, Juan Manuel Monteagudo, Regina Sorrentino, Maria Lembo, Covadonga Fernandez-Golfin, Bruno Trimarco and Josè Luis Zamorano

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:28

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  39. Myocardial pathology results in significant morbidity and mortality, whether due to primary cardiomyopathic processes or secondary to other conditions such as ischemic heart disease. Cardiac imaging techniques...

    Authors: Mohammed A. Moharram, Regis R. Lamberts, Gillian Whalley, Michael J. A. Williams and Sean Coffey

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:27

    Content type: Review

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  40. A high incidence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction and increased risk of cardiovascular events have been reported in patients with diabetes mellitus. Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors s...

    Authors: Koichiro Matsumura and Tetsuro Sugiura

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:26

    Content type: Review

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  41. Cardiac involvement due to iron overload is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with thalassemia, and many patients remain asymptomatic until the late stages. Therefore, early detectio...

    Authors: Firoozeh Abtahi, Alireza Abdi, Saideh Jamshidi, Mehran Karimi, Mohammad Ali Babaei-Beigi and Armin Attar

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:24

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  42. Left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (LVEF) assessed by two-dimensional echocardiography (2DE) is the most widely used parameter for clinical decision-making, but reproducibility and accuracy problems remai...

    Authors: Yosuke Nabeshima, Hidehiro Namisaki, Toshihiro Teshima, Yasuhiko Kurashige, Akiko Kakio, Azusa Fukumitsu, Yutaka Otsuji and Masaaki Takeuchi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:23

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  43. Normative reference values for echocardiographic chamber quantification are of great importance; however, this can be challenging. Our aim was to derive these values including degrees of abnormality from a ran...

    Authors: Josef Marek, Jean-Claude Lubanda, Renata Cifkova, Petr Kuchynka, Lubor Golan, Eduard Nemcek and Ales Linhart

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:22

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  44. Whether mitral leaflet elongation is a primary phenotype of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is controversial. We investigated the genetic relevance and determinants of mitral leaflet size by performing exten...

    Authors: Hyemoon Chung, Yoonjung Kim, Chul-Hwan Park, Jong-Youn Kim, Pil-Ki Min, Young Won Yoon, Tae Hoon Kim, Byoung Kwon Lee, Bum-Kee Hong, Se-Joong Rim, Hyuck Moon Kwon, Kyung-A Lee and Eui-Young Choi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:21

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  45. Cardiac adaptation to intense physical training is determined by many factors including age, gender, body size, load training and ethnicity. Despite the wide availability of ECG analysis, with a higher presenc...

    Authors: Giorgio Galanti, Loira Toncelli, Benedetta Tosi, Melissa Orlandi, Chiara Giannelli, Laura Stefani, Gabriele Mascherini and Pietro A. Modesti

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:20

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  46. Nearly one-third of heart failure (HF) patients do not respond to cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) despite having left bundle branch block (LBBB). The aim of the study was to investigate a novel method ...

    Authors: Tomas Zaremba, Bhupendar Tayal, Sam Riahi, Anna Margrethe Thøgersen, Niels Eske Bruun, Kasper Janus Grønn Emerek, Joseph Kisslo, Thomas Fritz Hansen, Niels Risum and Peter Søgaard

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:19

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  47. Left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is an established method for evaluation of left ventricular (LV) systolic function. Global longitudinal strain (GLS) by speckle tracking echocardiography seems to be a...

    Authors: Sigve Karlsen, Thomas Dahlslett, Bjørnar Grenne, Benthe Sjøli, Otto Smiseth, Thor Edvardsen and Harald Brunvand

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:18

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  48. The Doppler-derived myocardial performance index (MPI) has been considered as a diagnostic and prognostic Doppler marker for many different clinical conditions. The purpose of this study was to determine the d...

    Authors: José Maria Gonçalves Fernandes, Benício de Oliveira Romão, Ivan Romero Rivera, Maria Alayde Mendonça, Francisco de Assis Costa, Margareth de Souza Lira Handro, Orlando Campos, Ângelo Amato V. De Paola and Valdir Ambrósio Moisés

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2019 17:17

    Content type: Research

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