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James Offer, Lawrence Green, Andrew R Houghton, and Jim Campbell

effective treatment and prognosis is poor without this (1) , (4) . Saline contrast echocardiography has been shown to be a practical, highly sensitive test in confirming intrapulmonary vascular dilatations ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 6 , 7 ). Case presentation

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Tigran Khachatryan, Roy Beigel, Reza Arsanjani, and Robert J Siegel

, transplant, recovery, or destination therapy. Nonetheless, they are associated with complications, namely thrombosis and thromboembolic stroke, bleeding, and valvular dysfunction. Echocardiography plays an essential role perioperatively. It helps in

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Mehrnoush Toufan, Leili Pourafkari, Fariborz Akbarzadeh, and Nader D Nader

with 3:1 AV block. Investigation Transthoracic echocardiography showed a large thin-walled cystic cavity anterior to the right ventricular outflow tract resembling a pericardial cyst ( Figs 1 and 2 , Videos 1 and 2 ). Transoesophageal

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Adrienn Tarr, Stephan Stoebe, Jan Tuennemann, Zsuzsanna Baka, Dietrich Pfeiffer, Albert Varga, and Andreas Hagendorff

-induced myocardial damage can be avoided. The aim of the present study was to find out whether early cardiac changes in patients receiving chemotherapy can be detected by the conventional and deformation parameters of 2D and 3D echocardiography. It was hypothesised

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Richard P Steeds, Martin R Cowie, Bushra S Rana, John B Chambers, Simon Ray, Janaki Srinivasan, Konstantin Schwarz, Christopher J Neil, Caroline Scally, John D Horowitz, Michael P Frenneaux, Cristina Pislaru, Dana K Dawson, Oliver J Rothwell, Keith George, John D Somauroo, Rachel Lord, Mike Stembridge, Rob Shave, Martin Hoffman, Euan A Ashley, Francois Haddad, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, David Oxborough, Reinette Hampson, Chris D Kinsey, Sothinathan Gurunathan, Anastasia Vamvakidou, Nikolaos Karogiannis, Roxy Senior, Shahram Ahmadvazir, Benoy N Shah, Konstantinos Zacharias, Dan Bowen, Shaun Robinson, Ugochukwu Ihekwaba, Karen Parker, James Boyd, Cameron G Densem, Charlotte Atkinson, Jonathan Hinton, Edmund B Gaisie, Dhrubo J Rakhit, Arthur M Yue, Paul R Roberts, Dean Thomas, Pat Phen, Jonathan Sibley, Sarah Fergey, and Paul Russhard

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Vishal Sharma, Martin Stout, Keith Pearce, Allan L Klein, Maryam Alsharqi, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Jamal Nasir Khan, Timothy Griffiths, Kully Sandhu, Sinead Cabezon, Chun Shing Kwok, Shanat Baig, Tamara Naneishvili, Vetton Chee Kay Lee, Arron Pasricha, Emily Robins, Prathap Kanagala, Tamseel Fatima, Andreea Mihai, Robert Butler, Simon Duckett, Grant Heatlie, Haotian Gu, Phil Chowienczyk, Linda Arnold, Sean Coffey, Margaret Loudon, Jo Wilson, Andrew Kennedy, Saul G Myerson, Bernard Prendergast, Alice M Jackson, Vera Lennie, Peter Lee Luke, Christopher James Eggett, Loakim Spyridopoulos, Timothy Simon Irvine, Nashwah Ismail, Anita Macnab, Caroline Bleakley, Mehdi Eskandari, Omar Aldalati, Almira Whittaker, Marilou Huang, Mark J Monaghan, Thomas J Turner, Conor Steele, Anna Barton, Alan C Cameron, Sonecki Piotr, Phang Gyee Vuei, Christos Voukalis, Hwee Phen Teh, Stavros Apostolakis, Chih Wong, Matthew M Y Lee, Nicolas E R Goodfield, Emma Lane, David Slessor, Richard Crawley, Theodoros Ntoskas, Farhanda Ahmad, Paul Woodmansey, Andrew J Fletcher, Shaun Robinson, Bushra S Rana, Liam Batchelor, Brogan McAdam, Caroline J Coats, Louise C Mayall, Niall G Campbell, and Hannah Garnett

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Thomas R Porter

Dobutamine stress echocardiography (DSE) has been utilized extensively in the detection of coronary artery disease (CAD) and prediction of patient outcome ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 ). Its safety has also been thoroughly investigated in the contemporary

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Alexandra Savis and John Simpson

closure. At a bare minimum, transthoracic echocardiography will define the presence and the extent of a defect, but a transoesophageal echocardiogram is usually necessary to fully define the atrial septum, the number and size of defects and the rims of the

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Bashir Alaour, Christina Menexi, and Benoy N Shah

failure. Although international guidelines ( 4 , 5 ) exist recommending frequency of follow-up including utilization of echocardiography, follow-up regimes of PHV patients vary significantly between different centres and sometimes within the same centre

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John B Chambers

Introduction Echocardiography is the key to the detection and initial assessment of valve disease. A murmur leading to echocardiography is a common path to a valve clinic. Beyond this the examination is of relatively minor importance. However