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Andaleeb A Ahmed, Robina Matyal, Feroze Mahmood, Ruby Feng, Graham B Berry, Scott Gilleland, and Kamal R Khabbaz

patients undergoing surgery with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) with waiver of informed consent. The study was approved by the Committee on Clinical Investigation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The data of patients undergoing elective AVR

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Jenna Smith, Sarah Waters, Brian Campbell, and John Chambers

echocardiography directly to their patients. Instead they produce a report to inform the requesting clinician who then talks to the patient. In contrast, radiologists and radiographers may already communicate results directly to their patient following national

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Kathryn Rice and John Simpson

clinical presentation. Cross-sectional echocardiography has a firmly established role in the evaluation of congenital mitral valve disease ( 1 , 2 , 3 ). Standard views include parasternal long- and short-axis projections, supplemented by ‘sweeps’ of the

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Benoy N Shah and Dhrubo J Rakhit

Summary Echocardiography is valuable for urgent assessment of the haemodynamic significance of pericardial effusions and thus assisting in the clinical diagnosis of cardiac tamponade. Classical echocardiographic findings (e.g. respiratory

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Yasufumi Nagata, Yuichiro Kado, Takeshi Onoue, Kyoko Otani, Akemi Nakazono, Yutaka Otsuji, and Masaaki Takeuchi

Introduction Two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography is a versatile modality for assessing cardiac function in daily clinical practice because of its portability, usability and high cost performance ( 1 ). Indications for specific treatment of

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Prathap Kanagala and Iain B Squire

Letter to the Editor We read with interest the recent guideline publication from the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) relating to normal reference intervals for cardiac dimensions and function for use in echocardiographic practice ( 1

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Toby C Thomas and Claire L Colebourn

-invasive diagnostics and clinical resuscitation end-points, the subspecialty of critical care echocardiography is a child of our time. In 2009, the UK Committee for Critical Care Echocardiography was set up to examine the remit of echocardiography in critical care (5

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Ramasamy Manivarmane, Rebecca Taylor, and Rajdeep Khattar

Background Bicuspid pulmonary valve is considered a rare congenital anomaly. Although standard 2D trans-thoracic echocardiography can readily detect pulmonary valve dysfunction, morphological assessment may be limited by the close proximity of

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Kawa Haji, Chiew Wong, Christopher Neil, Nicholas Cox, Andrew Mulligan, Leah Wright, Sara Vogrin, and Thomas H Marwick

prevalence of cardiovascular disease ( 1 , 2 , 3 ). Appropriate echocardiograms are those that are likely to contribute to improving patients’ clinical outcomes, and importantly, inappropriate use of echocardiography may potentially generate unwarranted

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V Sharma, L Al Saikhan, C Park, A Hughes, H Gu, S Saeed, A Boguslavskyi, G Carr-White, J Chambers, P Chowienczyk, M Jain, H Jessop, C Turner, G Bassindale-Maguire, W Baig, A Kidambi, S T Abdel-Rahman, D Schlosshan, A Sengupta, A Fitzpatrick, J Sandoval, S Hickman, H Procter, J Taylor, H Kaur, C Knowles, S Wheatcroft, K Witte, K Gatenby, J A Willis, A Kendler-Rhodes, O Slegg, K Carson, J Easaw, S R Kandan, J C L Rodrigues, R MacKenzie-Ross, T Hall, G Robinson, D Little, B Hudson, J Pauling, S Redman, R Graham, G Coghlan, J Suntharalingam, D X Augustine, J W M Nowak, and A T Masters