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  1. An unusual sequence of post operative events heralded by hemodynamic deterioration followed by dyspnea and rapidly progressive dilatation of superficial neck and facial veins, resembling a superior vena cava s...

    Authors: Angel López-Candales, David Kaczorowski and Ronald Pellegrini

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:31

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Right-sided endocarditis occurs predominantly in intravenous drug users, in patients with pacemaker or central venous lines and in patients with congenital heart disease. The vast majority of cases involve the...

    Authors: Adriano M Pellicelli, Paolo Pino, Antonio Terranova, Cecilia D'Ambrosio and Fabrizio Soccorsi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:30

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Patients with left bundle branch block have a preserved right bundle branch conduction and the efficacy of left ventricular pacing could be explained with the fusion between artificial pulse delivered in the l...

    Authors: Lorella Gianfranchi, Katia Bettiol, Federico Pacchioni, Giorgio Corbucci and Paolo Alboni

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:29

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Interferon alpha2 is widely used in hepatitis and high-risk melanoma. Interferon-induced pulmonary arterial hypertension as a side effect is rare.

    Authors: Nicoline Jochmann, Felix Kiecker, Adrian C Borges, Maja A Hofmann, Stephan Eddicks, Wolfram Sterry, Gert Baumann and Uwe Trefzer

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:26

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Stress echocardiography is a cost-effective tool for the modern noninvasive diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Several physical and pharmacological stresses are used in combination with echocardiographic im...

    Authors: Albert Varga, Giuliano Kraft, Ferenc Lakatos, Riccardo Bigi, Rafael Paya and Eugenio Picano

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:25

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Insufficient data describe the relationship of hemodynamic parameters to left ventricular (LV) diastolic flow propagation velocity (Vp) measured using color M-mode Doppler echocardiography.

    Authors: Toshihiro Ogawa, Lawrence N Scotten, David K Walker, Ajit P Yoganathan, Renee L Bess, Cheryl K Nordstrom and Julius M Gardin

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:24

    Content type: Research

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  7. Myocardial contrast echocardiography and coronary flow velocity pattern with a rapid diastolic deceleration time after percutaneous coronary intervention has been reported to be useful in assessing microvascul...

    Authors: Tomoko Tani, Kazuaki Tanabe, Minako Tani, Fumie Ono, Minako Katayama, Koichi Tamita, Shuichiro Kaji, Atsushi Yamamuro, Kunihiko Nagai, Kenichi Shiratori, Shigefumi Morioka and Yasuki Kihara

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:22

    Content type: Research

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  8. Contrast echocardiography is a precise tool for the non-invasive assessment of myocardial function and perfusion. Side effects of contrast echocardiography resulting from contrast-agent induced myocardial micr...

    Authors: Fabian Knebel, Ingolf Schimke, Stephan Eddicks, Torsten Walde, Reinhard Ziebig, Sebastian Schattke, Gert Baumann and Adrian Constantin Borges

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:21

    Content type: Research

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  9. Premature closure or restriction of foramen ovale (PCFO) is a rare congenital anomaly that can lead to a wide spectrum of cardiac malformations. This spectrum of secondary malformations appears to depend on th...

    Authors: Constantinos Chrysostomou, Rita L Romaguera and Maria M Rodriguez

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:20

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Supravalvular mitral stenosis is a rare condition characterized by an abnormal ridge, with one or two orifices, covering and obstructing the mitral valve. Preoperative diagnosis is difficult with transtoracic ...

    Authors: Walter Serra, Paola Testa and Diego Ardissino

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:19

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Transthoracic Doppler echocardiographic-derived coronary flow reserve is an useful hemodynamic index to assess dysfunction of coronary microcirculation. Isolated coronary microvascular abnormalities are overt ...

    Authors: Pawel Petkow Dimitrow, Maurizio Galderisi and Fausto Rigo

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2005 3:18

    Content type: Review

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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