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CASE REPORT • A Simple Algorithm for Differential Diagnosis in Hemodynamic Shock Based on Left Ventricle Outflow Tract Velocity–Time Integral Measurement: A Case Series

Pericardial effusions represent a clinical spectrum of disease ranging from asymptomatic to obstructive shock and can be the etiology of nonspecific cardiopulmonary symptoms, unrecognized shock, and abrupt clinical deterioration. Therefore, identification of pericardial effusion remains challengin...
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CASE REPORT • A Simple Algorithm for Differential Diagnosis in Hemodynamic Shock Based on Left Ventricle Outflow Tract Velocity–Time Integral Measurement: A Case Series

Echocardiography has been used in the critical care setting for a long time. Several echocardiographic algorithms have been developed with the aim to guide in the assessment of hemodynamic shock in critically ill patients. These algorithms, however, focus mainly on the heart structural and do not of...
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STRAIN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN AORTIC STENOSIS • Multichamber Strain Characterization Is a Robust Prognosticator for Both Bicuspid and Tricuspid Aortic Stenosis

Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common congenital cardiac abnormality. It is detected in up to 50% of patients requiring aortic valve replacement (AVR) because of significant aortic stenosis (AS). Patients with BAV-AS are two decades younger, have fewer comorbidities, and exhibit significan...
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CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS • Left Ventricular Global Longitudinal Strain in Patients with Moderate Aortic Stenosis

Recent data shows poor long-term survival in patients with moderate aortic stenosis, challenging traditional definitions of AS severity and timing of intervention in these patients. The presence of moderate AS in patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF; ...
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CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS • Comparison of Mitral Regurgitant Volume Assessment between Proximal Flow Convergence and Volumetric Methods in Patients with Significant Primary Mitral Regurgitation: An Echocardiographic and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

Assessment of primary mitral regurgitation (MR) severity is of paramount importance for clinical decision-making to determine the optimal timing of surgical intervention in these patients. Current guidelines recommend determination of mitral regurgitant volume (RVol) as part of the thorough assessme...
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Right Ventricular Postsystolic Strain Curve Morphology before and after Vasodilator Treatment in Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

The authors discussed the current guidelines for diagnostic workup of pulmonary hypertension, which include right heart catheterization to establish diagnosis, a transthoracic echocardiography to rule out left heart disease, a ventilation/perfusion lung scan to exclude chronic thromboembolic pulmona...
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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY AND PULMONARY HYPERTENSION • Echocardiographic Biventricular Coupling Index to Predict Precapillary Pulmonary Hypertension

Right heart catheterization (RHC) remains the gold standard in the diagnostic workup. However, transthoracic echocardiography is currently part of the screening process and is increasingly used in the longitudinal follow-up of patients with PH. Estimated systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP) is ...
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE • Relationship of the Internal Jugular Vein to the Common Carotid Artery: Implications for Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

The internal jugular vein (IJV) is a commonly used cannulation site for central venous access as it is easily accessible due to its superficial anatomical position. The traditional landmark-based technique for IJV cannulation depends on it having a lateral position relative to the common carotid art...
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PERICARDIAL FAT AND CARDIAC FUNCTION • Association of Pericardial Fat with Cardiac Structure, Function, and Mechanics: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Among 6,814 participants initially recruited in MESA, the authors included the 3,032 participants who underwent echocardiography at exam 6. At baseline, this cohort was 53% female, with mean age 57 years, and 40% White, 25% Black or African American, 22% Hispanic, and 13% Asian......
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PERICARDIAL FAT AND CARDIAC FUNCTION • Association of Pericardial Fat with Cardiac Structure, Function, and Mechanics: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

The authors utilized data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) to examine the association between pericardial adipose tissue volume by computed tomography (CT) with cardiac structure and function by echocardiography......
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