Alan S Pearlman

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The previous guideline for the use of echocardiog-raphy was published in March 1997. Since that time, there have been significant advances in the technology of echocardiography and growth in its clinical use and in the scientific evidence leading to recommendations for its proper use. Each section has been reviewed and updated in evidence tables, and where(More)
UNLABELLED ACCREDITATION STATEMENT: The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The ASE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 mark Physicians should only claim credit(More)
When expertly used, perioperative echocardiogra-phy can lead to improved outcome in patients requiring cardiovascular surgery and in those who suffer from perioperative cardiovascular instability. However , prior publications have not specified the requisite training for perioperative echocardiography. Therefore, the American Society of Echocardiogra-phy(More)
To define the sensitivity, specificity and predictive accuracy of two-dimensional echocardiographic detection of left ventricular thrombus, the echocardiograms of 78 patients who had independent proof of the presence or absence of a left ventricular thrombus were interpreted without knowledge of any clinical data. The presence of thrombus was established by(More)
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