T J Mardelli

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Patients undergoing coronary arteriography were studied to evaluate the feasibility of use of cross-sectional echocardiography to detect the left main coronary artery. Visualization of the left main coronary artery from the cardiac apex was attempted using a cranial transducer angulation. With this approach, the left main coronary artery was adequately(More)
Twenty open-chest dogs with experimental AV heart block were evaluated hemodynamically, angiographically, and by M-mode echocardiography to further elucidate mechanisms whereby abnormal AV sequencing results in decreased cardiac hemodynamics. During fixed-rate AV pacing, there was a consistent decrease in cardiac output, left ventricular and aortic(More)
Cross-sectional echocardiography identified two abnormal patterns of mitral valve closure in 14 patients with mitral regurgitation due to papillary muscle dysfunction: (1) in three patients with an akinetic inferior-posterior wall but normal cavity size, papillary muscle fibrosis was associated with late systolic mitral valve prolapse, and (2) in nine(More)
In light of the nonspecificity of left ventricular angiography and physical examination, and the limitations of M-mode echocardiography to define the presence of mitral valve prolapse syndrome, we evaluated left ventricular longitudinal and apical four-chamber tomographic views of cross sectional echocardiography in 19 subjects with normal left ventricular(More)
The potential application of diagnostic ultrasound to understanding of the hemodynamic effects of various rhythm and conduction disturbances has not been fully explored. To investigate the change in cardiac function associated with various atrioventricular (A-V) sequencing intervals during cardiac pacing, simultaneous M mode and two dimensional(More)
M mode and cross-sectional echocardiographic studies at rest have been used to detect regional left ventricular wall motion abnormalities as a sign of hemodynamically significant coronary artery disease. These techniques have proved to be fairly specific but not highly sensitive. Detection of new regional wall motion abnormalities with cross-sectional(More)
The diagnosis of aortic ring abscess by cross-sectional echocardiography has not been reported. In this paper, a case of bacterial endocarditis of the aortic valve extending to the aortic ring and the mitral valve is reported. The role of cross-sectional echocardiography in defining the anatomic distortion of the aortic valve in bacterial endocarditis and(More)
Twenty-one patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis diagnosed by both M-mode echocardiography and hemodynamic findings were subjected to detailed cross-sectional echocardiographic studies. The age of the patients ranged from 27 to 79 years with 76% females. Left ventricular longitudinal, short axis, and apical four-chamber cross-sectional echocardiographic(More)
To test the feasibility of imaging the left main coronary artery (LMCA) noninvasively as a means of detecting left main coronary artery disease, we studied 73 patients who underwent cardiac catheterization and cross-sectional echocardiography. Fifty-two had a normal LMCA (controls) and 21 had significant obstruction (greater than or equal to 50% luminal(More)