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  1. Real-time myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) is a novel method for assessing myocardial perfusion. The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of a very low-power real-time MCE for quantifica...

    Authors: Siri Malm, Sigmund Frigstad, Frode Helland, Kjetil Oye, Stig Slordahl and Terje Skjarpe

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:16

    Content type: Research

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  2. Subjects with type 2 diabetes are at an increased risk of vascular complications. The use of carotid ultrasound remains an attractive, non-invasive method to monitor atherosclerotic disease progression and/or ...

    Authors: Rebecca L Pollex, David J Spence, Andrew A House, Aaron Fenster, Anthony JG Hanley, Bernard Zinman, Stewart B Harris and Robert A Hegele

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:15

    Content type: Research

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  3. Thrombolysis with recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rtPA) is an established treatment in acute stroke. To prevent rethrombosis after rtPA therapy, secondary anticoagulation with heparin is commonly per...

    Authors: Florian Doepp, Wasiem Sanad, Stephan J Schreiber, Gert Baumann and Adrian C Borges

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:14

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Medical imaging market consists of several billion tests per year worldwide. Out of these, at least one third are cardiovascular procedures. Keeping in mind that each test represents a cost, often a risk, and ...

    Authors: Eugenio Picano

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:13

    Content type: Review

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  5. Recent publications brought up the hypothesis that an infection with Chlamydia Pneumoniae (CP) might be a major cause of coronary artery disease (CAD). Therefore, we investigated whether endothelial dysfunctio...

    Authors: Markus Ferrari, Gerald S Werner, Barbara M Richartz, Albrecht Oehme, Eberhard Straube and Hans R Figulla

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:12

    Content type: Research

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  6. Coronary flow reserve was assessed in a patient with Anderson-Fabry disease complicated by symmetric left ventricular hypertrophy. Coronary flow reserve was measurable in all three major coronary arteries prov...

    Authors: Paweł Petkow Dimitrow, Marek Krzanowski and Anetta Undas

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:11

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Multiples indices have been described using tissue Doppler imaging (DTI) capabilities. The aim of this study was to assess the capability of one or several regional DTI parameters in separating control from is...

    Authors: Erwan Donal, Pascale Raud-Raynier, Damien Coisne, Joseph Allal and Daniel Herpin

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:10

    Content type: Research

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  8. The ultrasonic industry has recently produced echocardiographic Hand Held Devices (miniaturized, compact and battery-equipped echocardiographic systems). Their potential usefulness has been successfully assess...

    Authors: Giovanna Giannotti, Sergio Mondillo, Maurizio Galderisi, Riccardo Barbati, Valerio Zacà, Piercarlo Ballo, Eustachio Agricola and Francesco Guerrini

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:7

    Content type: Research

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  9. This review article is aimed at comparing the results of histopathological and clinical imaging studies to assess coronary collateral circulation in humans. The role of collaterals, as emerging from morphologi...

    Authors: Giorgio Baroldi, Riccardo Bigi and Lauro Cortigiani

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:6

    Content type: Review

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  10. Recently, intracardiac echocardiography emerged as a useful tool in the electrophysiology laboratories for guiding transseptal left heart catheterizations, for avoiding thromboembolic and mechanical complicati...

    Authors: Tchavdar Nikolov Shalganov, Dora Paprika, Sarolta Borbás, András Temesvári and Tamás Szili-Török

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:5

    Content type: Case report

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  11. The appropriate evaluation of atrial electrical function is only possible by means of invasive electrophysiology techniques, which are expensive and therefore not suitable for widespread use. Mechanical atrial...

    Authors: Miguel Quintana, Peter Lindell, Samir K Saha, Francesca del Furia, Britta Lind, Satish Govind and Lars-Åke Brodin

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:4

    Content type: Research

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  12. Ritter's method is a tool used to optimize AV delay in DDD pacemaker patients with normal left ventricular function only. The goal of our study was to evaluate Ritter's method in AV delay-interval optimization...

    Authors: C Melzer, AC Borges, F Knebel, WS Richter, W Combs, G Baumann and H Theres

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:30

    Content type: Research

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  13. Myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) allows visualization of radiofrequency (RF) ablation lesions in the left ventricle in an animal model. Aim: To test whether MCE allows visualization of RF and cryo ab...

    Authors: Tamas Szili-Torok, Geert-Jan Kimman, Marcoen Scholten, Andrew Thornton, Folkert Ten Cate, Jos Roelandt and Luc Jordaens

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:27

    Content type: Research

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  14. After percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), stress-echocardiography and gated single photon emission computerized tomography (g-SPECT) are usually performed but both tools have technical limit...

    Authors: Silvana Cicala, Maurizio Galderisi, Pasquale Guarini, Arcangelo D'Errico, Pasquale Innelli, Moira Pardo, Giancarlo Scognamiglio and Oreste de Divitiis

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:26

    Content type: Research

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  15. Hand-carried ultrasound (HCU) devices have been demonstrated to improve the diagnosis of cardiac diseases over physical examination, and have the potential to broaden the versatility in ultrasound application....

    Authors: Jeane M Tsutsui, Raquel R Maciel, Joicely M Costa, Jose L Andrade, Jose F Ramires and Wilson Mathias Jr

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:24

    Content type: Research

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  16. Ultrasound-mediated microbubbles destruction has been proposed as an innovative method for noninvasive delivering of drugs and genes to different tissues. Microbubbles are used to carry a drug or gene until a ...

    Authors: Jeane M Tsutsui, Feng Xie and Richard Thomas Porter

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:23

    Content type: Research

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  17. Low O2 tension dilates coronary arteries and high O2 tension is a coronary vasoconstrictor but reports on O2-dependent effects on ventricular performance diverge. Yet oxygen supplementation remains first line tre...

    Authors: Ole Frøbert, Jacob Moesgaard, Egon Toft, Steen Hvitfeldt Poulsen and Peter Søgaard

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:22

    Content type: Research

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  18. Previous studies have shown that atherosclerosis of the descending aorta detected by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a good marker of coexisting coronary artery disease. The aim of our study was to e...

    Authors: Albert Varga, Noemi Gruber, Tamás Forster, Györgyi Piros, Kálmán Havasi, Éva Jebelovszki and Miklos Csanády

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:21

    Content type: Research

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  19. Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is a useful tool for guiding transseptal puncture during electrophysiological mapping and ablation procedures. Left-sided accessory pathways (LSAP) can be ablated by using t...

    Authors: Rodolfo Citro, Valentino Ducceschi, Alessandro Salustri, Michele Santoro, Michele Salierno and Giovanni Gregorio

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:20

    Content type: Case report

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  20. Mitral annular calcification (MAC) and aortic annular calcification (AVC) may represent a manifestation of generalized atherosclerosis in the elederly. Alterations in vascular structure, as indexed by the inti...

    Authors: Luca Sgorbini, Angelo Scuteri, Massimo Leggio and Francesco Leggio

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2004 2:19

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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