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  1. The role of hypertension in the loss of cognitive function is controversial. Relationships between hypertension and increases in cerebral vascular resistance, diffused lesions and multiple lacunar infarcts of ...

    Authors: Eros da Mota Dias, Luiz Tadeu Giollo Jr, Débora Dada Martinelli, Camila Mazeti, Heitor Moreno Júnior, José Fernando Vilela-Martin and Juan Carlos Yugar-Toledo

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:41

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  2. In the clinical setting, the early detection of myocardial injury induced by doxorubicin (DXR) is still considered a challenge. To assess whether ultrasonic tissue characterization (UTC) can identify early DXR...

    Authors: Minna Moreira Dias Romano, Antônio Pazin-Filho, João Lucas O’Connel, Marcus Vinícius Simões, André Schmidt, Érica C Campos, Marcos Rossi and Benedito Carlos Maciel

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:40

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  3. Although chronic effects of exercise on endothelial function are established, the impact of acute exercise on flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of brachial artery has not been elucidated yet.

    Authors: In-Chang Hwang, Kyung-Hee Kim, Won-Suk Choi, Hyun-Jin Kim, Moon-Sun Im, Yong-Jin Kim, Sang-Hyun Kim, Myung-A Kim, Dae-Won Sohn and Joo-Hee Zo

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:39

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  4. Atrial fibrillation (AFib) exists more frequently in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) than in patients without, and AFib may be a sign of progressive deterioration of AS. Echocardiographic assessment of AS i...

    Authors: Charlotte Burup Kristensen, Jan Skov Jensen, Peter Sogaard, Helle Gervig Carstensen and Rasmus Mogelvang

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:38

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  5. The identification of right ventricular abnormalities in patients with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in early stages is still difficult. The aim of this study was to investigate if lon...

    Authors: Meriam Åström Aneq, Jan Engvall, Lars Brudin and Eva Nylander

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:37

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  6. The aim of this study was to prospectively examine echocardiographic parameters that correlate and predict functional capacity assessed by 6 min walk test (6-MWT) in patients with heart failure (HF), irrespect...

    Authors: Gani Bajraktari, Arlind Batalli, Afrim Poniku, Artan Ahmeti, Rozafa Olloni, Violeta Hyseni, Zana Vela, Besim Morina, Rina Tafarshiku, Driton Vela, Premtim Rashiti, Edmond Haliti and Michael Y Henein

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:36

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  7. Cardiac shock wave therapy (CSWT) improves cardiac function in patients with severe coronary artery disease (CAD). We aimed to evaluate the clinical outcomes of a new CSWT treatment regimen.

    Authors: Yu Wang, Tao Guo, Tie-kun Ma, Hong-yan Cai, Si-ming Tao, Yun-zhu Peng, Ping Yang, Ming-qing Chen and Yun Gu

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:35

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  8. Acute doses of elevated retrograde shear rate (SR) appear to be detrimental to endothelial function in resting humans. However, retrograde shear increases during moderate intensity exercise which also enhances...

    Authors: Blair D Johnson, Kieren J Mather, Sean C Newcomer, Timothy D Mickleborough and Janet P Wallace

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:34

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  9. The purpose of this study was to determine the cut-off values of Hounsfield units (HU) for the discrimination of plaque components and to evaluate the feasibility of measurement of the volume of plaque compone...

    Authors: Takahiko Yamaki, Masanori Kawasaki, Ik-Kyung Jang, Owen Christopher Raffel, Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Munenori Okubo, Tomoki Kubota, Arihiro Hattori, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Genzou Takemura, Hisayoshi Fujiwara and Shinya Minatoguchi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:33

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  10. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the mechanical properties of coronary plaques and plaque behavior, and to elucidate the relationship among tissue characteristics of coronary plaques, mechanica...

    Authors: Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Masanori Kawasaki, Arihiro Hattori, Hajime Imai, Shigekiyo Takahashi, Hironobu Sato, Tomoki Kubota, Munenori Okubo, Shinsuke Ojio, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Genzou Takemura, Hisayoshi Fujiwara and Shinya Minatoguchi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:32

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  11. A number of myocardial Doppler-derived velocity, strain myocardial imaging parameters (DMI) and speckle tracking imaging (STI) have been proposed for the quantification of myocardial ischemia during stress ech...

    Authors: Jelena Celutkiene, Diana Zakarkaite, Viktor Skorniakov, Vida Zvironaite, Virginija Grabauskiene, Jelizaveta Burca, Laura Ciparyte and Aleksandras Laucevicius

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:31

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  12. The purpose of this study was to quantify the heterogeneous distribution of echodensities in the pericardial fluid of patients with tuberculous pericarditis using echocardiography and fractal analysis, and to ...

    Authors: Mpiko Ntsekhe, Bongani M Mayosi and Tawanda Gumbo

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:30

    Content type: Technical notes

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  13. Ultrasound (US) imaging can be enhanced using gas-filled microbubble contrast agents. Strong echo signals are induced at the tissue-gas interface following microbubble collapse. Applications include assessment...

    Authors: Steven C Wood, Sible Antony, Ronald P Brown, Jin Chen, Edward A Gordon, Victoria M Hitchins, Qin Zhang, Yunbo Liu, Subha Maruvada and Gerald R Harris

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:29

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  14. It is recognized that one of the causes of atrial fibrillation (AF) is pathological degeneration of the left atrium (LA). However, prospective study that elucidated the relationship between the incidence of pe...

    Authors: Tomoki Kubota, Masanori Kawasaki, Nobuhiro Takasugi, Hajime Imai, Yoshiyuki Ishihara, Munenori Okubo, Shigekiyo Takahashi, Hironobu Sato, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Genzou Takemura and Shinya Minatoguchi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:28

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  15. Cardiac and systemic hemodynamics have been historically in the domain of invasive cardiology, but recent advances in real-time 3-Dimensional echocardiography (RT3D echo) provide a reliable measurement of vent...

    Authors: Maria Chiara Scali, Massimiliano Basso, Alfredo Gandolfo, Tonino Bombardini, Paolo Bellotti and Rosa Sicari

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:27

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  16. Left ventricular rotation and twist can be assessed noninvasively by speckle tracking echocardiography. We sought to characterize the effects of acute load change and change in inotropic state on rotation para...

    Authors: Roman A’roch, Ulf Gustafsson, Jan Poelaert, Göran Johansson and Michael Haney

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:26

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  17. Heart transplantation is limited by a severe donor organ shortage. Potential donors with brain death (BD) and left ventricular dysfunction due to neurogenic stunning are currently excluded from donation – alth...

    Authors: Marilena Casartelli, Tonino Bombardini, Davide Simion, Maria Grazia Gaspari and Francesco Procaccio

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:25

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  18. The extension and the transmurality of the myocardial infarction are of high predictive value for clinical outcome. The aim of the study was to characterize the ability of longitudinal, circumferential and rad...

    Authors: Erling Aarsæther, Assami Rösner, Espen Straumbotn and Rolf Busund

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:23

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  19. Tissue velocity echocardiography is increasingly used to evaluate global and regional cardiac function. Previous studies have suggested that the quantitative measurements obtained during ejection are reliable ...

    Authors: Roman A’roch, Ulf Gustafsson, Göran Johansson, Jan Poelaert and Michael Haney

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:22

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  20. Embolization of atherosclerotic debris from the rupture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque occurs iatrogenically during percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and can induce myocardial necrosis. These m...

    Authors: Daniel Kretzschmar, Christian Jung, Sylvia Otto, Stephan Utschig, Michael Hartmann, Thomas Lehmann, Atilla Yilmaz, Tudor C Pörner, Hans R Figulla and Markus Ferrari

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:21

    Content type: Hypothesis

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  21. Age may affect coronary flow reserve (CFR) especially in subjects with atherosclerotic risk factors (ARFs). The aim of this prospective, multicenter, observational study was to determine the effects of aging o...

    Authors: Maurizio Galderisi, Fausto Rigo, Sonia Gherardi, Lauro Cortigiani, Ciro Santoro, Rosa Sicari and Eugenio Picano

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:20

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  22. Present data regarding how the fetal heart works and develops throughout gestation is limited. However, the possibility to analyze the myocardial velocity profile provides new possibilities to gain further kno...

    Authors: Nina Elmstedt, Kjerstin Ferm-Widlund, Britta Lind, Lars-Åke Brodin and Magnus Westgren

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:19

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  23. Two-dimensional strain echocardiography (2DSE) technique has enabled accurate quantification of regional myocardial function. This experimental study was aimed to investigate the value of 2DSE in detection of ...

    Authors: Shu-sheng Liao, Qin-yun Ruan, Mei-yan Lin and Lei Yan

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:17

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  24. Aortic stenosis and mitral regurgitation, patent foramen ovale, interatrial septal defect, atrial fibrillation and perivalvular leak, are now amenable to percutaneous treatment. These percutaneous procedures r...

    Authors: Carla Contaldi, Maria-Angela Losi, Antonio Rapacciuolo, Maria Prastaro, Raffaella Lombardi, Valentina Parisi, Lucia S Parrella, Carlo Di Nardo, Alessandra Giamundo, Roberto Puglia, Giovanni Esposito, Federico Piscione and Sandro Betocchi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:16

    Content type: Review

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  25. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a promising therapy for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and high perioperative risk. New echocardiographic methods, including 2D Strain analysis, all...

    Authors: Sebastian Schattke, Gerd Baldenhofer, Ines Prauka, Kun Zhang, Michael Laule, Verena Stangl, Wasiem Sanad, Sebastian Spethmann, Adrian C Borges, Gert Baumann, Karl Stangl and Fabian Knebel

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:15

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  26. To evaluate the feasibility and possible additional value of transthoracic real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3D-TTE) for the assessment of cardiac structures as compared to 2D-TTE.

    Authors: Ashraf M Anwar, Youssef FM Nosir, Siti Khairani Zainal-Abidin, Aref Ajam and Hassan Chamsi-Pasha

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:14

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  27. Radiofrequency catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) has been proved to be effective and to prevent progressive left atrial (LA) remodeling. Cryoballoon catheter ablation (CCA), using a different energ...

    Authors: Tamás Erdei, Mónika Dénes, Attila Kardos, Attila Mihálcz, Csaba Földesi, András Temesvári and Mária Lengyel

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:11

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  28. Different diagnostic criteria limit comparisons between populations in the prevalence of diastolic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. We aimed to compare across populations age-specific echocardiographic crite...

    Authors: Malgorzata Kloch-Badelek, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Wojciech Sakiewicz, Valérie Tikhonoff, Andrew Ryabikov, Arantxa González, Begoña López, Lutgarde Thijs, Yu Jin, Sofia Malyutina, Katarzyna Stolarz-Skrzypek, Edoardo Casiglia, Javier Díez, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Kalina Kawecka-Jaszcz and Jan A Staessen

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:10

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  29. Noncompaction cardiomyopathy (NCCM) is characterized by a prominent trabecular meshwork and deep intertrabecular recesses. Although systolic dysfunction is common, limited information is available on differenc...

    Authors: Kadir Caliskan, Osama I Soliman, Attila Nemes, Ron T van Domburg, Maarten L Simoons and Marcel L Geleijnse

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:9

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  30. Non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is the most common cardiomyopathy worldwide, with significant mortality. Correct evaluation of the patient's myocardial function has important clinical significance in...

    Authors: Fengxia Duan, Mingxing Xie, Xinfang Wang, Yuman Li, Lin He, Lan Jiang and Qian Fu

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:8

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  31. Gerbode defect is a rare type of left ventricle to right atrium shunt. It is usually congenital in origin, but acquired cases are also described, mainly following infective endocarditis, valve replacement, traum...

    Authors: Hélder Dores, João Abecasis, Regina Ribeiras, José Pedro Neves and Miguel Mendes

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:7

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Our study compares new single beat 3D echocardiography (sb3DE) to cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) for the measurement of right ventricular (RV) dimension and function immediately after a 30 km ...

    Authors: Sebastian Schattke, Moritz Wagner, Robert Hättasch, Sabrina Schroeckh, Tahir Durmus, Ingolf Schimke, Wasiem Sanad, Sebastian Spethmann, Jürgen Scharhag, Alexander Huppertz, Gert Baumann, Adrian C Borges and Fabian Knebel

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:6

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  33. Flow patterns in univentricular hearts may have clinical value. Therefore, it is our objective to asses and characterize vortex flow patterns with Fontan circulation in comparison with healthy controls.

    Authors: Konstantinos Lampropoulos, Werner Budts, Alexander Van de Bruaene, Els Troost and Joost P van Melle

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:5

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:18

  34. Mitral valve thickness is used as a criterion to distinguish the classical from the non-classical form of mitral valve prolapse (MVP). Classical form of MVP has been associated with higher risk of mitral regur...

    Authors: Mario Sénéchal, Nicolas Michaud, Jimmy MacHaalany, Mathieu Bernier, Michelle Dubois, Julien Magne, Christian Couture, Patrick Mathieu, Olivier F Bertrand and Pierre Voisine

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:3

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  35. Use of rate adaptive atrioventricular (AV) delay remains controversial in patients with biventricular (Biv) pacing. We hypothesized that a shortened AV delay would provide optimal diastolic filling by allowing...

    Authors: Reza Rafie, Salima Qamruddin, Ali Ozhand, Nima Taha and Tasneem Z Naqvi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:2

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  36. Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) and semi-automatic right ventricular delineation has been proposed as an appropriate method for right ventricle (RV) evaluation. We aimed to examine how manual correcti...

    Authors: Ellen Ostenfeld, Marcus Carlsson, Kambiz Shahgaldi, Anders Roijer and Johan Holm

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2012 10:1

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  37. Ingestion of a meal increases the blood flow to the gastrointestinal organs and affects the heart rate (HR), blood pressure and cardiac output (CO), although the mechanisms are not known. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Joanna Hlebowicz, Sandra Lindstedt, Ola Björgell and Magnus Dencker

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:43

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  38. Blood flow between the right and left ventricles is subject to the continuity equation and systolic ventricular interdependence. Quantification of this relationship might aid in understanding inter-ventricular...

    Authors: Steven R Bruhl, Mangeet Chahal and Samer J Khouri

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:42

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  39. Chronic right ventricular (RV) apical pacing may lead to left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony and LV dysfunction. In heart failure due to RV pacing, upgrading to biventricular stimulation (CRT) can improve NYHA ...

    Authors: Maria-Aurora Morales, Umberto Startari, Giuseppe Rossi, Luca Panchetti, Andrea Rossi and Marcello Piacenti

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:41

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  40. Cardiac syndrome X is an important therapeutic and diagnostic challenge to physician. Study of Csx patients may help to understand the pathophysiology of coronary microcirculation and to gain an insight on the...

    Authors: Otikunta Adikesava Naidu, Durgaprasad Rajasekhar and SAA Latheef

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:40

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  41. In recent years, several new technologies for small-animal imaging have been developed. In particular, the use of ultrasound in animal imaging has focused on the investigation of accessible biological structur...

    Authors: Maria Paola Belfiore, Daniela Berritto, Francesca Iacobellis, Claudia Rossi, Gerardo Nigro, Ida Luisa Rotundo, Santolo Cozzolino, Salvatore Cappabianca, Antonio Rotondo and Roberto Grassi

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:39

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  42. There is strong evidence that left atrial (LA) size is a prognostic marker in a variety of heart diseases. Recently, real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3DE) has been reported as a useful tool for ...

    Authors: Constantina Aggeli, Ioannis Felekos, Emmanuel Poulidakis, Athanasios Aggelis, Dimitrios Tousoulis and Christodoulos Stefanadis

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:38

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  43. This study was designed to describe Doppler-echocardiography values of Carpentier-Edwards Perimount Standard (CEPS) and Carpentier-Edwards Perimount Magna (CEPM) aortic prosthetic valves, evaluated by a single...

    Authors: Giovanni Minardi, Giovanni Pulignano, Donatella Del Sindaco, Martina Sordi, Herribert Pavaci, Amedeo Pergolini, Giordano Zampi, Francesca Moschella Orsini, Carlo Gaudio and Francesco Musumeci

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:37

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  44. The degree of pulmonary hypertension is not independently related to the severity of left ventricular systolic dysfunction but is frequently associated with diastolic filling abnormalities. The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Tonino Bombardini, Rosa Sicari, Elisabetta Bianchini and Eugenio Picano

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:36

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  45. The "radiation issue" is the need to consider possible deterministic effects (e.g., skin injuries) and long-term cancer risks due to ionizing radiation in the risk-benefit assessment of diagnostic or therapeut...

    Authors: Eugenio Picano and Eliseo Vano

    Citation: Cardiovascular Ultrasound 2011 9:35

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