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Normal rotational, torsion and untwisting data in children, adolescents and young adults.
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) torsion and untwisting are important components of LV performance, but there is little information on the effect of age, particularly in younger populations. Expand
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Real-Time 3-Dimensional Echocardiography Provides New Insight Into Mechanisms of Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation in Patients With Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Background— Tricuspid regurgitation in hypoplastic left heart syndrome has an impact on outcome, but its mechanisms remain unclear. Methods and Results— Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography wasExpand
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Quantitative real-time three-dimensional echocardiography provides new insight into the mechanisms of mitral valve regurgitation post-repair of atrioventricular septal defect.
BACKGROUND Mechanisms of mitral valve regurgitation after atrioventricular septal defect repair are unclear. METHODS To gain further insight into mitral valve regurgitation, real-timeExpand
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Defining left ventricular apex-to-base twist mechanics computed from high-resolution 3D echocardiography: validation against sonomicrometry.
OBJECTIVES To compute left ventricular (LV) twist from 3-dimensional (3D) echocardiography. BACKGROUND LV twist is a sensitive index of cardiac performance. Conventional 2-dimensional based methodsExpand
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Two-dimensional versus transthoracic real-time three-dimensional echocardiography in the evaluation of the mechanisms and sites of atrioventricular valve regurgitation in a congenital heart disease
BACKGROUND Data are lacking on the utility of real-time three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography (RT3DE) in congenital abnormalities of the atrioventricular (AV) valves. The purpose of this study wasExpand
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Mechanisms of Left Ventricular Dysfunction Assessed by Layer-Specific Strain Analysis in Patients With Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot.
BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (rTOF) is an important risk factor for adverse outcomes. The aim of this study was to assess the details andExpand
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Transcatheter repair of native coarctation in children with Turner syndrome: three case reports and literature review.
Transcatheter management of native coarctation of the aorta in 3 children with Turner syndrome is reported. Two children, 12 and 17 years of age, underwent stent implantation and 1 child, 3 yearsExpand
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Direct measurement of aortic regurgitation with phase-contrast magnetic resonance is inaccurate: proposal of an alternative method of quantification
BackgroundPhase-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) has been widely used for quantification of aortic regurgitation. However there is significant practice variability regarding where and how the bloodExpand
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Efficacy and Safety of Low-Dose Amiodarone Therapy for Tachyarrhythmia in Congenital Heart Disease
Amiodarone (AMD) is a class III anti-arrhythmic drug that is highly effective for tachyarrhythmia treatment. AMD is widely used in adults with congenital heart disease (CHD); however, higher doses ofExpand
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Bronchial migration of a systemic-pulmonary shunt conduit.
Using an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene conduit, a subclavian artery-to-pulmonary artery shunt was created in an infant with tetralogy of Fallot. The postoperative course was complicated by sepsis,Expand
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