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Non-Doppler two-dimensional strain imaging by echocardiography--from technical considerations to clinical applications.
During the past several years, strain and strain rate imaging have emerged as a quantitative technique to accurately estimate myocardial function and contractility. Non-Doppler, 2-dimensional (2D)Expand
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Surgical left atrial appendage ligation is frequently incomplete: a transesophageal echocardiograhic study.
OBJECTIVES This study sought to determine the incidence of incomplete ligation of the left atrial appendage (LAA) during mitral valve surgery. BACKGROUND Ligation of the LAA to prevent futureExpand
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Aortic Atherosclerotic Disease and Stroke
In the 1940s, most strokes were attributed to cerebral vasospasm, a mechanism that is not given a great deal of credence today. It was not until the early 1950s that Harvard neurologist C. MillerExpand
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Protruding aortic atheromas predict stroke in elderly patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass: experience with intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.
Protruding atheromas of the aortic arch identified by transesophageal echocardiography have been implicated as a cause of stroke in elderly patients. One hundred thirty patients greater than or equalExpand
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Discrete atherosclerotic coronary artery aneurysms: a study of 20 patients.
The incidence, angiographic features and natural history of discrete atherosclerotic coronary aneurysms were evaluated in 20 patients with 22 aneurysms (0.2% of 8,422 patients referred for coronaryExpand
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How useful is hand-carried bedside echocardiography in critically ill patients?
OBJECTIVES The study compared a hand-carried echocardiography (HC) device with standard echocardiography (SE) in critically ill patients. BACKGROUND Recently, small HC devices have been introduced,Expand
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Effect of aortic valve replacement for aortic stenosis on severity of mitral regurgitation.
The severity of mitral regurgitation (MR) was determined by color Doppler echocardiography in 44 adult patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis before and after isolated aortic valveExpand
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Primary prevention of ischemic stroke.
To the Editor: In the American Heart Association’s Scientific Statement on the Primary Prevention of Ischemic Stroke,1 the committee …
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Pulmonary venous flow in large, uncomplicated atrial septal defect.
BACKGROUND The pulmonary venous flow velocity pattern (PVFVP) in atrial septal defect (ASD) has not been previously studied in detail. Normally, PVFVP is primarily determined by the left heartExpand
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Protruding atheromas in the thoracic aorta and systemic embolization.
OBJECTIVE To determine whether protruding atheromas in the thoracic aorta are a risk factor for systemic embolization. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING A referral hospital. PATIENTS A totalExpand
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