Impact of Diastolic Function Parameters on the Risk for Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Prospective Study

Apr 17, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Impact of Diastolic Function Parameters on the Risk for Left Atrial Appendage Thrombus in Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation: A Prospective Study

Background In patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), the impact of left ventricular diastolic function on the risk for left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombus has not been prospectively studied. Methods…

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Continuing Education and Meeting Calendar

Apr 17, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Continuing Education and Meeting Calendar

The American Society of Echocardiography is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ASE recognizes courses as supplements to formal training…

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Thank You ASE

Apr 17, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Thank You ASE

Susan E. Wiegers, MD, FASE, FACC I imagine every President is nostalgic for the past year in their final President’s Message. It has been an honor to work with the…

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Author’s Reply

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We thank Dr. Cantinotti and his colleagues for their thoughtful comments and appreciate their concerns regarding the use of reference ranges of deformation imaging that reflect “normalcy” for children across…

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Screening of Mechanical Complications of Dilated Pulmonary Artery Related to the Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension by Transthoracic Echocardiography

Apr 17, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Screening of Mechanical Complications of Dilated Pulmonary Artery Related to the Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension by Transthoracic Echocardiography

Background In patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), the mechanical complications of pulmonary artery (PA) enlargement are related to sudden cardiac death (SCD). The aim of this study was to…

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Challenges in Interpreting Pediatric Normative Left Ventricular Strain Data and the Quest for Comprehensive Deformation Nomograms

Apr 17, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Challenges in Interpreting Pediatric Normative Left Ventricular Strain Data and the Quest for Comprehensive Deformation Nomograms

We read with interest the article by Levy et al . titled “Reference Ranges of Left Ventricular Strain Measures by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” recently…

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The Prognostic Utility of a Simplified Biventricular Echocardiographic Index of Cardiac Remodeling in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

Apr 17, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on The Prognostic Utility of a Simplified Biventricular Echocardiographic Index of Cardiac Remodeling in Patients with Pulmonary Hypertension

Background Right ventricular (RV) remodeling has been associated with outcomes in patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH). However, the additive prognostic significance of RV remodeling and left ventricular (LV) morphology in…

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