CARDIOLOGY

Echocardiographic Particle Image Velocimetry: A Novel Technique for Quantification of Left Ventricular Blood Vorticity Pattern

Jun 16, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Echocardiographic Particle Image Velocimetry: A Novel Technique for Quantification of Left Ventricular Blood Vorticity Pattern

Background In this study, the functionality of echocardiographic particle imaging velocimetry (E-PIV) was compared with that of digital particle imaging velocimetry (D-PIV) in an in vitro model. In addition, its…

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Quantitative Analysis of Function and Perfusion during Dobutamine Stress in the Detection of Coronary Stenoses: Two-Dimensional Strain and Contrast Echocardiography Investigations

Jun 16, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Quantitative Analysis of Function and Perfusion during Dobutamine Stress in the Detection of Coronary Stenoses: Two-Dimensional Strain and Contrast Echocardiography Investigations

Background The recent development of accurate methods to measure two-dimensional strain during dobutamine stress echocardiography has reactivated the debate as to the respective value of myocardial perfusion versus myocardial function…

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Extensive Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis Isolated to the Tricuspid Valve in Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Jun 16, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Extensive Nonbacterial Thrombotic Endocarditis Isolated to the Tricuspid Valve in Primary Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis is a condition characterized by noninfectious valvular vegetations and is associated with numerous conditions, including the antiphospholipid syndrome. Although vegetations most frequently affect the left-sided valves, isolated…

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Effect of Acoustic Power on In Vivo Molecular Imaging with Targeted Microbubbles: Implications for Low-Mechanical Index Real-Time Imaging

Jun 16, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Effect of Acoustic Power on In Vivo Molecular Imaging with Targeted Microbubbles: Implications for Low-Mechanical Index Real-Time Imaging

Background The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of acoustic power on ultrasound molecular imaging data with targeted microbubbles. Methods Imaging was performed with a contrast-specific multipulse…

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Radiotherapy-Induced Mitral Stenosis: A Three-Dimensional Perspective

Jun 16, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Radiotherapy-Induced Mitral Stenosis: A Three-Dimensional Perspective

Mediastinal irradiation for cancers, mainly breast cancer and Hodgkin’s disease, has numerous potential adverse effects, including coronary artery disease, pericarditis, cardiomyopathy, valvular disease, and conduction abnormalities. The prevalence of valvular…

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President’s Message

Jun 16, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on President’s Message

Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE By now, many of our members have experienced, read, or at least heard about three dreaded requirements being considered and/or imposed by private insurance carriers…

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Happy New Year!

Jun 16, 2018 by in CARDIOLOGY Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Marti L. McCullough, BS, MBA, RDCS, FASE Have you chosen a New Year’s resolution yet? Well, if you are not currently accepting students as a clinical site for hands-on experience,…

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