Mark Monaghan

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BACKGROUND Left ventricular (LV) mechanical dyssynchrony (LVMD) has emerged as a therapeutic target using cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in selected patients with chronic heart failure. Current methods used to evaluate LVMD are technically difficult and do not assess LVMD of the whole LV simultaneously. We developed and validated real-time 3D(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)
In view of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) mission statement "To promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular ultrasound in Europe" and the increasing demand for standardization and quality control, the EAE have established recommendations and guidelines for standardization of(More)
Oxidative stress plays an important role in the development of cardiac remodeling after myocardial infarction (MI), but the sources of oxidative stress remain unclear. We investigated the role of Nox2-containing reduced nicotinamide-adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase in the development of cardiac remodeling after MI. Adult Nox2(-/-) and matched(More)
BACKGROUND Many patients with heart failure remain symptomatic and have a poor prognosis despite existing treatments. Decreases in myocardial contractility and shortening of ventricular systole are characteristic of systolic heart failure and might be improved by a new therapeutic class, cardiac myosin activators. We report the first study of the cardiac(More)
BACKGROUND Circulating transthyretin (TTR) is derived from the liver, and orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) is widely performed for variant TTR-associated familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP). The effect of OLT on FAP-related cardiac amyloid is of particular interest because wild-type TTR can itself be deposited as senile cardiac amyloid. METHODS(More)
This paper examines the evidence for contrast echocardiography, both for improving assessment of left ventricular structure and function compared with unenhanced echocardiography and for the identification of myocardial perfusion. Based on the evidence, recommendations are proposed for the clinical use of contrast echocardiography.
The introduction of devices for transcatheter aortic valve implantation, mitral repair, and closure of prosthetic paravalvular leaks has led to a greatly expanded armamentarium of catheter-based approaches to patients with regurgitant as well as stenotic valvular disease. Echocardiography plays an essential role in identifying patients suitable for these(More)
Encouraged by the clinical success of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), the implantation rate has increased exponentially, although several limitations and unresolved issues of CRT have been identified. This review concerns issues that are encountered during implantation of CRT devices, including the role of electroanatomical mapping, whether CRT(More)
OBJECTIVES this study investigated the use of 3-dimensional (3D) echo in quantifying left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony (LVMD), its interhospital agreement, and potential impact on patient selection. BACKGROUND assessment of LVMD has been proposed as an improvement on conventional criteria in selecting patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy(More)