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Moya, A; Sutton, R; Ammirati, F; Blanc, J J; Brignole, M; Dahm, J B; Deharo, J C; Gajek, J; Gjesdal, K; Krahn, A; Massin, M; Pepi, M; Pezawas, T; Granell, R R; Sarasin, F; Ungar, A; van Dijk, J G; Walma, E P; Wieling, W; Abe, H; Benditt, D G; Decker, W W; Grubb, B P; Kaufmann, H; Morillo, C; Olshansky, B; Parry, S W; Sheldon, R; Shen, W K; Vahanian, A;(More)
Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE,* Luigi P. Badano, MD, FESC, Wendy Tsang, MD,* David H. Adams, MD,* Eustachio Agricola, MD, Thomas Buck, MD, FESC, Francesco F. Faletra, MD, Andreas Franke, MD, FESC, Judy Hung, MD, FASE,* Leopoldo P erez de Isla, MD, PhD, FESC, Otto Kamp, MD, PhD, FESC, Jaroslaw D. Kasprzak, MD, FESC, Patrizio Lancellotti, MD, PhD, FESC, Thomas H.(More)
Echocardiography plays an important role in the diagnosis and follow-up of aortic diseases. Evaluation of the aorta is a routine part of the standard echocardiographic examination. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) permits adequate assessment of several aortic segments, particularly the aortic root and proximal ascending aorta. Transoesophageal(More)
Authors/Task Force Members: Don Poldermans; (Chairperson) (The Netherlands)*; Jeroen J. Bax (The Netherlands); Eric Boersma (The Netherlands); Stefan De Hert (The Netherlands); Erik Eeckhout (Switzerland); Gerry Fowkes (UK); Bulent Gorenek (Turkey); Michael G. Hennerici (Germany); Bernard Iung (France); Malte Kelm (Germany); Keld Per Kjeldsen (Denmark);(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) with prospective electrocardiogram (ECG) triggering versus retrospective ECG triggering. BACKGROUND MDCT allows the noninvasive visualization of the coronary arteries. However, radiation exposure is a reason for concern. METHODS One(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence, characteristics, and haemodynamic consequences of pericardial effusion after cardiac surgery. DESIGN Clinical, echocardiographic, and Doppler evaluations before and 8 days after cardiac surgery; with echocardiographic and Doppler follow up of patients with moderate or large pericardial effusion after operation. (More)
BACKGROUND This study aimed to evaluate the impact of baseline left ventricular (LV) systolic function on clinical and echocardiographic outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Survival of patients undergoing TAVI was also compared with that of a population undergoing surgical aortic valve replacement. METHODS One hundred(More)
The investigators conducted a review to evaluate the diagnostic performance of multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for coronary stent evaluation. The prespecified inclusion criteria selected prospective or retrospective human studies published in English. Studies that did not report raw numbers of diagnostic accuracy for the detection of in-stent(More)
Right ventricular (RV) dimensions and function are of diagnostic and prognostic importance in cardiac disease. Because of the peculiar morphology of the right ventricle, 2-dimensional echocardiography has several limitations in RV evaluation. Recently, new 3-dimensional transthoracic echocardiographic software adapted for RV morphology was introduced. The(More)
BACKGROUND The quantification of right ventricular (RV) size and function is of diagnostic and prognostic importance. Recently, new software for the analysis of RV geometry using three-dimensional (3D) echocardiographic images has been validated. The aim of this study was to provide normal reference values for RV volumes and function using this technique.(More)