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  1. Asynchronous myocardial contraction in heart failure is associated with poor prognosis. Resynchronization can be achieved by biventricular pacing (BVP), which leads to clinical improvement and reverse remodeli...

    Authors: Fabian Knebel, Rona Katharina Reibis, Hans-Jürgen Bondke, Joachim Witte, Torsten Walde, Stephan Eddicks, Gert Baumann and Adrian Constantin Borges

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:17

    Content type: Review

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  2. Ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) allow the enhancement of vascular definition, thereby providing more diagnostic information. LK565 is a new second-generation UCA based on synthetic polymers of aspartic acid ...

    Authors: B Funke, HK Maerz, S Okorokow, S Polata, I Lehmann, U Sack, P Wild, T Geisler and RJ Zotz

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:16

    Content type: Research

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  3. We report on a woman with previously unknown left atrial myxoma, who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. 45 months after the initial coronary angiography, echocardiography demonstrated a large atrial...

    Authors: Hans-Peter Dübel, Fabian Knebel, Volker Gliech, Wolfgang Konertz, Wolfgang Rutsch, Gert Baumann and Adrian Constantin Borges

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:13

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Echocardiography has the ability to noninvasively explore hemodynamic variables during pharmacologic or exercise stress test in patients with heart failure. In this review, we detail some important potential a...

    Authors: Eustachio Agricola, Michele Oppizzi, Matteo Pisani and Alberto Margonato

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:11

    Content type: Review

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  5. Endothelial function in hypercholesterolemic rabbits is usually evaluated ex vivo on isolated aortic rings. In vivo evaluation requires invasive imaging procedures that cannot be repeated serially.

    Authors: Marie-Claude Drolet, Éric Plante, Bruno Battistini, Jacques Couet and Marie Arsenault

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:10

    Content type: Research

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  6. Atrial septal defect closure is now routinely performed using a percutaneous approach under echocardiographic guidance. Centrally located, secundum defects are ideal for device closure but there is considerabl...

    Authors: Andrew RJ Mitchell, Philip Roberts, Jonas Eichhöfer, Jonathan Timperley and Oliver JM Ormerod

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:9

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Electrophysiological mapping and ablation techniques are increasingly used to diagnose and treat many types of supraventricular and ventricular tachycardias. These procedures require an intimate knowledge of i...

    Authors: T Szili-Torok, EP McFadden, LJ Jordaens and JRTC Roelandt

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:6

    Content type: Review

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  8. Patients with interatrial communications after paradoxical embolic events are at risk for recurrent thromboembolism. We hypothesized that transcatheter closure of the defects would result in long-term preventi...

    Authors: Fabian Knebel, Volker Gliech, Torsten Walde, Alexander Panda, Wasiem Sanad, Stephan Eddicks, Gert Baumann and Adrian C Borges

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  9. The foramen ovale is considered an unidirectional flap-like valvular structure. Yet, it may increase in size and allow a continuous left-to-right shunt in order to reduce left ventricular filling pressures.

    Authors: Giuseppe Ando', Fabrizio Tomai and Pier A Gioffre'

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:2

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Power Doppler (PD) has improved diagnostic capabilities of vascular sonography, mainly because it is independent from the angle of insonation. We evaluated this technique in a prospective comparison with conve...

    Authors: Agatino Manganaro, Giuseppe Ando', Antonino Salvo, Andrea Consolo, Frank Coppolino and Domenico Giannino

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:1

    Content type: Research

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  11. Studies suggest the physical and mechanical properties of vessel walls and plaque may be of clinical value in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular atherosclerotic disease. The purpose of this pilot st...

    Authors: Kumar V Ramnarine, Tim Hartshorne, Yvonne Sensier, May Naylor, Joanne Walker, A Ross Naylor, Ronney B Panerai and David H Evans

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:17

    Content type: Research

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  12. Improvements in ultrasound technology has enabled direct, transthoracic visualization of long portions of coronary arteries : the left anterior descending (LAD), circumflex (Cx) and right coronary artery (RCA)...

    Authors: Marek Krzanowski, Wojciech Bodzoń and Paweł Petkow Dimitrow

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:16

    Content type: Technical notes

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  13. Simultaneous electrical stimulation of both ventricles in patients with interventricular conduction disturbance and advanced heart failure improves hemodynamics and results in increased exercise tolerance, qua...

    Authors: Tamas Szili-Torok, Boudewijn J Krenning, Marco M Voormolen and Jos RTC Roelandt

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:14

    Content type: Case report

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  14. It has been suggested that an extensive contractile reserve identified recognised by means of dobutamine stress echocardiography may predict a better prognosis in patients with severe left ventricular dysfunct...

    Authors: Stefano Ghio, Cristina Constantin, Claudia Raineri, Alessandra Fontana, Catherine Klersy, Carlo Campana and Luigi Tavazzi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:13

    Content type: Research

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  15. We describe a method for 3-/4D reconstruction of tissue Doppler data from three standard apical planes, post processing to derived data of strain rate / strain and parametric colour imaging of the data. The da...

    Authors: Asbjørn Støylen, Charlotte B Ingul and Hans Torp

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:11

    Content type: Research

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  16. Right-sided endocarditis occurs predominantly in intravenous drug users, patients with pacemakers or central venous lines and with congenital heart diseases. The vast majority of cases involve the tricuspid va...

    Authors: Stéphane Cosson, Jean-Philippe Kevorkian, Paul Milliez, Philippe Beaufils and Ariel Cohen

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:10

    Content type: Case report

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  17. The aim of the study was to determine the relationship between the rate of peak early mitral inflow velocity and the peak early diastolic mitral annular tissue velocities in normal controls and to compare them...

    Authors: Gerard J King, Jerome B Foley, Faisal Almane, Peter A Crean and Michael J Walsh

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:9

    Content type: Research

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  18. Epidemiological and clinical studies frequently use echocardiography to measure LV wall thicknesses and chamber dimension for estimating quantitative measures of LV mass. While echocardiographic M-mode LV imag...

    Authors: Donna K Arnett, Thomas N Skelton, Philip R Liebson, Emelia Benjamin and Richard G Hutchinson

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:8

    Content type: Research

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  19. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of low-dose adenosine stress echocardiography in detection of myocardial viability.

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

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:7

    Content type: Research

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  20. Strain Rate Imaging shows the filling phases of the left ventricle to consist of a wave of myocardial stretching, propagating from base to apex. The propagation velocity of the strain rate wave is reduced in d...

    Authors: Asbjørn Støylen, Gunnar Skjelvan and Terje Skjaerpe

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:3

    Content type: Research

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  21. Non-dipping pattern in hypertensive patients has been shown to be associated with an excess of target organ damage and with an adverse outcome. The aim of our study was to assess whether a reduced nocturnal fa...

    Authors: Cesare Cuspidi, Iassen Michev, Stefano Meani, Cristiana Valerio, Giovanni Bertazzoli, Fabio Magrini and Alberto Zanchetti

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2003 1:1

    Content type: Research

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