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REVIEW ARTICLE/BRIEF REVIEW • Echocardiography Findings in Amniotic Fluid Embolism: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) – one of the leading causes of maternal death in high-income countries – is a rare clinical syndrome reported to complicate one to eight per 100,000 pregnancies with a mortality rate between 20% and 60%. Presentation includes profound maternal hypotension (with or ...
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CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS • Passive Leg Raise Stress Echocardiography in Severe Paradoxical Low-Flow, Low-Gradient Aortic Stenosis

Management of aortic stenosis (AS) – the most common valvular heart disease in Europe and North America – is done by catheter intervention or surgery; in severe symptomatic AS, valve replacement is the treatment of choice. Diagnosis of severe AS, which is defined as an aortic valve area (AVA) ...
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REVIEW • Cardiac Imaging for Diagnosis and Management of Infective Endocarditis

In-hospital mortality of infective endocarditis (IE) remains approximately 20%, and 1-year mortality approaches 40%. Decision-making in patients with IE is often complex, requiring collaboration among cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and infectious disease specialists, among others. Although echocar...
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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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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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RESEARCH • Feasibility and Discriminatory Value of Tissue Motion Annular Displacement in Sepsis-Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Single-Center Retrospective Observational Study

There is no formalized or consensus definition of SICM, yet frequently left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of less than 50% in septic patients is often considered as indicative of SICM. The mortality among septic patients with SICM is 2 ~ 3 times higher than those without SICM. Echocardiograph...
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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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CASE REPORT • Paradoxical Venous Air Embolism Detected with Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Based on ultrasonographic findings the suspected etiology of shock was venous gas embolism with global ventricular systolic dysfunction. Paradoxical embolism was considered based on the presence of bubbles in left chambers during FATE evaluation......
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CASE REPORT • The Dance of Death: Cardiac Arrest, Mitral and Tricuspid Valve Prolapses, and Biannular Disjunctions

Despite advances in resuscitation techniques, out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) remain a pressing global health issue with poor outcomes. In this case report, the authors describe a patient with OHCA secondary to ventricular fibrillation that was found to have the classical features of MVP, MA...
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NORMAL VALUES FOR RIGHT VENTRICULAR MEASUREMENTS • Two-Dimensional Echocardiographic Right Ventricular Size and Systolic Function Measurements Stratified by Sex, Age, and Ethnicity: Results of the World Alliance of Societies of Echocardiography Study

Despite the inherent challenges associated with imaging of the anterior, highly asymmetric, crescent-shaped chamber, the right ventricular (RV) size and function is most frequently imaged with echocardiography. A variety of measurements are made to characterize RV chamber size and function ......
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