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  1. Despite advances in survival in patients with thalassemia major (TM) the most common cause of death is cardiac disease. Regular cardiac follow-up is imperative in order to identify and reverse pathology. Cardi...

    Authors: Anastasios Giakoumis, Vasilis Berdoukas, Efstathios Gotsis and Athanassios Aessopos

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:24

    Content type: Research

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  2. We sought to evaluate the impact of different antineoplastic treatment methods on systolic and diastolic myocardial function, and the feasibility estimation of regional deformation parameters with non-Doppler ...

    Authors: Jens Hartmann, Fabian Knebel, Stephan Eddicks, Mark Beling, Andrea Grohmann, Alexander Panda, Christoph A Jacobi, Joachim M Müller, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Gert Baumann and Adrian C Borges

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:23

    Content type: Research

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  3. Coronary flow reserve (CFR) recording by means of transthoracic echocardiography (TTDE) in all the main distal coronary arteries is a challenge for advanced echocardiography. Validation studies of TTDE versus ...

    Authors: Antonio Auriti, Christian Pristipino, Cinzia Cianfrocca, Antonino Granatelli, Vincenzo Guido, Francesco Pelliccia, Salvatore Greco, Giuseppe Richichi and Massimo Santini

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:22

    Content type: Research

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  4. Although echocardiography has been incorporated into the diagnostic algorithm of patients with suspected infective endocarditis (IE), systematic usage in clinical practice remains ill defined. To determine the...

    Authors: Davinder S Jassal, Amin Aminbakhsh, Tielan Fang, Nasir Shaikh, John M Embil, Gordon S Mackenzie and James W Tam

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:20

    Content type: Research

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  5. Coronary artery fistulas are rare congenital or acquired coronary artery anomalies that can originate from any of the three major coronary arteries and drain in all the cardiac chambers and great vessels.

    Authors: Ilaria Quatrini, Valerio Zacà and Sergio Mondillo

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:19

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is an acute cardiac syndrome characterized by transient LV regional wall motion abnormalities (with peculiar apical ballooning appearance), chest pain or dyspnea, ST-segment elevation ...

    Authors: Matteo Lisi, Valerio Zacà, Silvia Maffei, Francesca Casucci, Marianna Maggi, Stefano Lunghetti, Paolo Aitiani, Arcangelo Carrera, Debora Castellani, Roberto Favilli, Carlo Pierli and Sergio Mondillo

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:18

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Surgical "anatomical" repair is the most frequent technique used to correct mitral regurgitation due to severe myxomatous valve disease. Debate, however, persists on the efficacy of this technique, as well as ...

    Authors: Giovanni Minardi, Carla Manzara, Giovanni Pulignano, Giampaolo Luzi, Daniele Maselli, Giovanni Casali and Francesco Musumeci

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:17

    Content type: Research

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  8. Congestive heart failure with preserved left ventricular systolic function has emerged as a growing epidemic medical syndrome in developed countries, which is characterized by high morbidity and mortality rate...

    Authors: Stephane Arques, Emmanuel Roux and Roger Luccioni

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:16

    Content type: Review

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  9. An adequate placental perfusion is crucial for the normal growth and well being of the fetus and newborn. The blood flow through the placenta can be compromised in a variety of clinical situations, always caus...

    Authors: Fernanda C da Silva, Renato A Moreira de Sá, Paulo RN de Carvalho and Laudelino M Lopes

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:15

    Content type: Research

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  10. Mitral annulus calcification (MAC) is a common finding on echocardiographic examination. The goal of this study was to evaluate associations between MAC and cardiac abnormalities using a large echocardiographi...

    Authors: Mohammad-Reza Movahed, Yuji Saito, Mastaneh Ahmadi-Kashani and Ramin Ebrahimi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:14

    Content type: Research

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  11. Chronic right ventricular apical pacing may have detrimental effect on left ventricular function and may promote to heart failure in adult patients with left ventricular dysfunction.

    Authors: Tchavdar Nikolov Shalganov, Dora Paprika, Radu Vatasescu, Attila Kardos, Attila Mihalcz, Laszlo Kornyei, Andras Szatmari and Tamas Szili-Torok

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:13

    Content type: Research

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  12. Subaortic and midventricular hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in a patient with extreme segmental hypertrophy exceeding the usual maximum wall thickness reported in the literature is a rare phenomenon.

    Authors: Georgios K Efthimiadis, Georgios Giannakoulas, Despina G Parcharidou, Antonios G Ziakas, Christodoulos E Papadopoulos, Takis Karoulas, Christodoulos Pliakos and Georgios Parcharidis

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:12

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Arterial diameters enlarge in response to wall thickening, plaques, and many atherosclerotic risk factors. We hypothesized that right common carotid artery (RCCA) diameter would be independently associated wit...

    Authors: Marsha L Eigenbrodt, Rishi Sukhija, Kathryn M Rose, Richard E Tracy, David J Couper, Gregory W Evans, Zoran Bursac and Jawahar L Mehta

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:11

    Content type: Research

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  14. One of the primary forms of congenital anomalies of the coronary arteries is coronary artery fistula (CAF). It is defined as a direct communication between the coronary artery and any surrounding cardiac chamb...

    Authors: Christian Jung, Carl Jorns and James Huhta

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:10

    Content type: Case report

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  15. This study was done to investigate the potential additional role of virtual reality, using three-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic holograms, in the postoperative assessment of tricuspid valve function after ...

    Authors: Goris Bol Raap, Anton HJ Koning, Thierry V Scohy, A Derk-Jan ten Harkel, Folkert J Meijboom, A Pieter Kappetein, Peter J van der Spek and Ad JJC Bogers

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:8

    Content type: Research

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  16. Myocardial contractility can be investigated using longitudinal peak strain. It can be calculated using the Doppler-derived TDI method and the non-Doppler method based on tissue tracking on B-mode images. Both...

    Authors: Laura Stefani, Loira Toncelli, Marco Gianassi, Paolo Manetti, Valentina Di Tante, Maria Robertina Concetta Vono, Andrea Moretti, Brunello Cappelli, Gianni Pedrizzetti and Giorgio Galanti

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:7

    Content type: Technical notes

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  17. Non-invasive assessment of arterial pressure wave forms using applanation tonometry of the radial or carotid arteries can be technically challenging and has not found wide clinical application. 2D imaging of t...

    Authors: Brian A Haluska, Leanne Jeffriess, Phillip M Mottram, Stephane G Carlier and Thomas H Marwick

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:6

    Content type: Research

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  18. Cancer therapy has shown terrific progress leading to important reduction of morbidity and mortality of several kinds of cancer. The therapeutic management of oncologic patients includes combinations of drugs,...

    Authors: Maurizio Galderisi, Francesco Marra, Roberta Esposito, Vincenzo Schiano Lomoriello, Moira Pardo and Oreste de Divitiis

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:4

    Content type: Review

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  19. Coronary artery bypass grafting ranks as one of the most frequent operations worldwide. The presence of carotid artery stenosis may increase the stroke rate in the perioperative period. Routine preoperative no...

    Authors: Mohammad K Tarzamni, Abbas Afrasyabi, Mehdi Farhoodi, Fatemeh Karimi and Sara Farhang

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:3

    Content type: Research

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  20. Double-chambered right ventricle is a rare congenital disease frequently misdiagnosed in the adult patient. An anomalous muscle band divides the right ventricle in two cavities causing variable degree of obstr...

    Authors: Minna MD Romano, Rogério G Furtado, Cinthia GF Dias, Mauro Jurca, Oswaldo C Almeida-Filho and Benedito C Maciel

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:2

    Content type: Case report

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  21. The occurrence of pulmonary artery obstruction in the course of acute aortic dissection is an unusual complication. The mechanism implicated is the rupture of the outer layer of the aorta and the subsequent he...

    Authors: Martín Munín, María S Goerner, Martín Lombardero, Gustavo Sanchez, Juan C Pereira Redondo, Fernando Spernanzoni, Héctor Lardani and Víctor Torres

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2007 5:1

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound (TCD) is a sensitive, real time tool for monitoring cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV). This technique is fast, accurate, reproducible and noninvasive. In the setting of congen...

    Authors: Angelo Polito, Zaccaria Ricci, Luca Di Chiara, Chiara Giorni, Claudia Iacoella, Stephen P Sanders and Sergio Picardo

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:47

    Content type: Review

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  23. Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a fearful complication of acute myocardial infarction in which a swift diagnosis and emergency surgery can be crucial for successful treatment. Because a significa...

    Authors: Luís Raposo, Maria João Andrade, Jorge Ferreira, Carlos Aguiar, Rute Couto, Miguel Abecasis, Manuel Canada, Nuno Jalles-Tavares and José Aniceto da Silva

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:46

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Biomarkers of carotid atherosclerosis range from those that are widely available and relatively simple to measure such as serum cholesterol levels, and B-mode Ultrasound measurement of intima media thickness (...

    Authors: Silvia A Riccio, Andrew A House, J David Spence, Aaron Fenster and Grace Parraga

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:44

    Content type: Research

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  25. Cardiovascular risk associated with diabetes may be partially attributed to left ventricular structural abnormalities. However, the relations between left ventricular structure and diabetes have not been exten...

    Authors: Murilo Foppa, Bruce B Duncan, Donna K Arnett, Emelia J Benjamin, Philip R Liebson, Teri A Manolio and Thomas N Skelton

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:43

    Content type: Research

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  26. This study explores the feasibility of non-invasive assessment of left ventricular volume and flow relationship throughout cardiac cycle employing echocardiographic methods.

    Authors: Emil Söderqvist, Peter Cain, Britta Lind, Reidar Winter, Jacek Nowak and Lars-Åke Brodin

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:40

    Content type: Technical notes

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  27. Echocardiography plays an integral role in the detection of mechanical dyssynchrony in patients with congestive heart failure and in predicting beneficial response to cardiac resynchronization treatment. In pa...

    Authors: Tasneem Z Naqvi, Asim M Rafique and C Thomas Peter

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:39

    Content type: Research

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  28. Aortic Valve Disease, includes a range of disorder severity from mild leaflet thickening without valve obstruction, "aortic sclerosis", to severe calcified aortic stenosis. It is a slowly progressive active pr...

    Authors: Pedro L Sanchez and Anna Maria Mazzone

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:37

    Content type: Review

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:42

  29. Echocardiography is a valuable non-invasive technique for identifying the site and type of aortic obstruction. Knowledge of the morphological details of each type of obstruction is the basis for correct interp...

    Authors: Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta, Luis Muñoz-Castellanos, Magdalena Kuri-Nivon and Candace Keirns

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:36

    Content type: Research

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  30. The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical and echocardiographic findings of ventricular noncompaction in adult patients. Fifty-three patients underwent complete clinical history, electrocardiog...

    Authors: Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta, M Elena Soto, Luis Muñóz Castellanos, Silvio Játiva-Chávez and Candace Keirns

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:35

    Content type: Research

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  31. Endothelial nitric oxide synthase produces nitric oxide which is involved in many physiologic regulatory functions. Variable number of tandem repeats in intron 4 of endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene are r...

    Authors: Ayhan Olcay, C Gokhan Ekmekci, Ugur Ozbek, Murat Sezer, Cem Barcin, Erol Arslan, Bilal Boztosun and Yilmaz Nisanci

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:33

    Content type: Research

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  32. To establish the correlation between quantitative analysis based on B-mode ultrasound images of vulnerable carotid plaque and histological examination of the surgically removed plaque, on the basis of a videod...

    Authors: Liz Andréa V Baroncini, Antonio Pazin Filho, Luiz O Murta Junior, Antonio R Martins, Simone G Ramos, Jesualdo Cherri and Carlos E Piccinato

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:32

    Content type: Research

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  33. To study the effects of Beta-blockers during Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography (DSE) comparing the hemodynamic benefits of an early administration of atropine in patients taking or not Beta-blockers.

    Authors: Ana C Camarozano, Plínio Resende Jr, Aristarco G Siqueira-Filho, Luis H Weitzel and Rosangela Noe

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:30

    Content type: Research

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  34. Pericardial tumours are unusual and may be difficult to characterise with imaging. They manifest as large, non-contractile, solid masses within the pericardium. Presenting symptoms include heart failure, arryt...

    Authors: Lindsey Tilling, Lucy Hudsmith, Jonathan Goldman and Harald Becher

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:29

    Content type: Case report

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  35. The metabolic syndrome is associated with increased vascular disease risk. We evaluated two carotid ultrasound measurements, namely intima media thickness and total plaque volume, in a Canadian Oji-Cree popula...

    Authors: Rebecca L Pollex, Khalid Z Al-Shali, Andrew A House, J David Spence, Aaron Fenster, Mary Mamakeesick, Bernard Zinman, Stewart B Harris, Anthony JG Hanley and Robert A Hegele

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:28

    Content type: Research

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  36. The abnormalities of aortic valve morphology and function represent the most common cardiac-valve lesion particularly in elderly. The etiology of aortic stenosis is degenerative-calcific in the majority of pat...

    Authors: Pompilio Faggiano, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Ferdinando Baldessin, Roberto Lorusso, Antonio D'Aloia and Livio Dei Cas

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:27

    Content type: Review

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  37. It has been recently observed that statins might slow the progression of aortic stenosis or sclerosis. Preliminary reports suggested a similar positive effect in reducing the degeneration of aortic valve biopr...

    Authors: Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Alfredo Zuppiroli, Ferdinando Baldessin, Bogdan A Popescu and Gian Luigi Nicolosi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:26

    Content type: Review

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  38. Although a small percentage of patients with critical aortic stenosis do not develop left ventricle hypertrophy, increased ventricular mass is widely observed in conditions of increased afterload. There is gro...

    Authors: Emmanuel Villa, Giovanni Troise, Marco Cirillo, Federico Brunelli, Margherita Dalla Tomba, Zen Mhagna, Giordano Tasca and Eugenio Quaini

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:25

    Content type: Review

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  39. Degenerative aortic valve stenosis includes a range of disorder severity from mild leaflet thickening without valve obstruction, "aortic sclerosis", to severe calcified aortic stenosis. It is a slowly progress...

    Authors: Pedro L Sanchez and AnnaMaria Mazzone

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:24

    Content type: Review

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  40. Assessment of cardiac preload is important for clinical management of some emergencies related to hypovolemia. Effects of acute simulated hypovolemia on Doppler blood flow velocity indices of tricuspid valve (...

    Authors: Jie Liu, Tie-Sheng Cao, Li-Jun Yuan, Yun-You Duan and Yi-Lin Yang

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:23

    Content type: Research

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  41. Dipyridamole and dobutamine stress echocardiography testing are most widely utilized, but their sensitivity remained suboptimal in comparison to routine exercise stress echocardiography. The aim of our study i...

    Authors: Ivana Nedeljkovic, Miodrag Ostojic, Branko Beleslin, Ana Djordjevic-Dikic, Jelena Stepanovic, Milan Nedeljkovic, Sinisa Stojkovic, Goran Stankovic, Jovica Saponjski, Zorica Petrasinovic, Vojislav Giga and Predrag Mitrovic

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2006 4:22

    Content type: Research

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