Covadonga Fernández-Golfín

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OBJECTIVES To evaluate the interobserver reliability of echocardiographic findings of right ventricle (RV) dysfunction for prognosticating normotensive patients with pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS A central panel of cardiologists evaluated echocardiographic studies of 75 patients included in the PROTECT study for the following signs: RV diameter,(More)
Creer MH et al. 19F magnetic resonance imaging for stem/progenitor cell tracking with multiple unique perfluorocarbon nanobeacons. A novel compressed sensing single-breathhold multi-slice magnetic resonance approach for fast quantification of left ventricular function, volumes, and mass. Selective in vivo visualization of immune-cell infiltration in a mouse(More)
Fusion of different imaging modalities has gained increasing popularity over the last decade. However, most fusions are done between static rather than dynamic images. In order to adequately visualize the complex three-dimensional structures of the beating heart, high-temporal and spatial image resolutions are mandatory. Currently, only the combination of(More)
BACKGROUND 3D transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is superior to 2D TEE in quantitative anatomic evaluation of the mitral valve (MV) but it shows limitations regarding automatic quantification. Here, we tested the inter-/intra-observer reproducibility of a novel full-automated software in the evaluation of MV anatomy compared to manual 3D assessment. (More)
A 72-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus and end-stage ischemic heart disease was admitted to the hospital because of an episode of unstable angina. She had undergone coronary artery bypass graft surgery 4 years earlier with sequential left internal mammary artery to left anterior descending and diagonal artery, and saphenous vein graft to left marginal(More)
Three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is the gold standard for mitral valve (MV) anatomic and functional evaluation. Currently, dedicated MV analysis software has limitations for its use in clinical practice. Thus, we tested here a complete and reproducible evaluation of a new fully automatic software to characterize MV anatomy in(More)
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES The relationship between myocardial bridging and symptoms is still unclear. The purpose of our study was to assess the relationship between myocardial bridging detected by multidetector computed tomography and symptoms in a patient population with chest pain syndrome. METHODS The study enrolled 393 consecutive patients without(More)
Application of percutaneous techniques is a major advance in the field of structural cardiology that has been extended to a large number of diseases that were previously treated surgically or had no available treatment. Advancing these techniques requires a precise knowledge of cardiovascular anatomy, and the various imaging methods have become an(More)
Right ventricular normal measurements: time to index? innovative echocardiographic parameters for the analysis of right ventricular performance in comparison with cardiac magnetic resonance. right versus left ventricular strain analysis as a predictor of outcome in patients with systolic heart failure referred for heart transplantation. et al. Right(More)