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Recommendations for the practice of echocardiography in infective endocarditis.
Echocardiography plays a key role in the assessment of infective endocarditis (IE). It is useful for the diagnosis of endocarditis, the assessment of the severity of the disease, the prediction ofExpand
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Echocardiographic reference ranges for normal cardiac chamber size: results from the NORRE study.
AIMS Availability of normative reference values for cardiac chamber quantitation is a prerequisite for accurate clinical application of echocardiography. In this study, we report normal referenceExpand
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Expert consensus for multi-modality imaging evaluation of cardiovascular complications of radiotherapy in adults: a report from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American
Cardiac toxicity is one of the most concerning side effects of anti-cancer therapy. The gain in life expectancy obtained with anti-cancer therapy can be compromised by increased morbidity andExpand
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Expert consensus for multi-modality imaging evaluation of cardiovascular complications of radiotherapy in adults: a report from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging and the American
Cardiac toxicity is one of the most concerning side effects of anti-cancer therapy. The gain in life expectancy obtained with anti-cancer therapy can be compromised by increased morbidity andExpand
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Dabigatran versus warfarin in patients with mechanical heart valves.
BACKGROUND Dabigatran is an oral direct thrombin inhibitor that has been shown to be an effective alternative to warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation. We evaluated the use of dabigatran inExpand
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Pulmonary transit of agitated contrast is associated with enhanced pulmonary vascular reserve and right ventricular function during exercise.
Pulmonary transit of agitated contrast (PTAC) occurs to variable extents during exercise. We tested the hypothesis that the onset of PTAC signifies flow through larger-caliber vessels, resulting inExpand
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Stress Echocardiography Expert Consensus Statement--Executive Summary: European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) (a registered branch of the ESC).
Stress echocardiography is the combination of echocardiography with a physical, pharmacological, or electrical stress. The diagnostic endpoint for the detection of myocardial ischaemia is theExpand
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Mechanical dispersion assessed by myocardial strain in patients after myocardial infarction for risk prediction of ventricular arrhythmia.
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate whether myocardial strain echocardiography can predict ventricular arrhythmias in patients after myocardial infarction (MI). BACKGROUND LeftExpand
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Assessment of apical rocking: a new, integrative approach for selection of candidates for cardiac resynchronization therapy.
AIMS Current attempts of improving patient selection in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) are mainly based on echocardiographic timing of myocardial velocity peaks. Regional myocardial functionExpand
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The use of pocket-size imaging devices: a position statement of the European Association of Echocardiography.
Pocket-size imaging devices are a completely new type of echo machines which have recently reached the market. They are very cheap, smartphone-size hand-held echo machines with limited technicalExpand
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