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John B Chambers

, leaflet or ball that closes the orifice; mechanical valves are made of pyrolytic carbon and are not ‘metal’. Replacement heart valves are one of the hardest subjects for echocardiography. Almost all are obstructive compared with a normal native valve and

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John B Chambers, Madalina Garbi, Norman Briffa, Vishal Sharma, and Richard P Steeds

Introduction All guidelines ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 ) agree that echocardiography should be routine soon after heart valve surgery to record baseline replacement valve function. After this further echocardiography is indicated by the presence

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Navroz Masani

Introduction Developing and implementing a quality assurance (QA) program for echocardiography is a challenge. Since many aspects of echocardiography are subjective or qualitative, meaningful assessment of ‘quality’ can be difficult

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Ellen Ostenfeld and Frank A Flachskampf

the whole volume when trying to overcome this shadowing, especially if the RV is dilated. Reproduced from Ostenfeld E, Carlsson M, Shahgaldi K, Roijer A & Holm J 2012 Manual correction of semi-automatic three-dimensional echocardiography is needed for

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David Oxborough, Daniel Augustine, Sabiha Gati, Keith George, Allan Harkness, Thomas Mathew, Michael Papadakis, Liam Ring, Shaun Robinson, Julie Sandoval, Rizwan Sarwar, Sanjay Sharma, Vishal Sharma, Nabeel Sheikh, John Somauroo, Martin Stout, James Willis, and Abbas Zaidi

Introduction Update to 2013 guidelines The first British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) and Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) guidelines for the role of echocardiography in the cardiac screening of sports participants were published in

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Renuka Jain, Daniel P O’Hair, Tanvir K Bajwa, Denise Ignatowski, Daniel Harland, Amanda M Kirby, Tracy Hammonds, Suhail Q Allaqaband, Jonathan Kay, and Bijoy K Khandheria

Introduction Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) traditionally has been supported by intraprocedural transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE). TOE has considerable uses during the TAVI procedure, including observation of and

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Na Hyun Park, Hazem Lashin, and Rosalba Spiritoso

). Currently, V-A ECMO can be used as a bridging method to support these patients to recovery ( 1 , 2 ). The role of echocardiography in diagnosing and management of myocarditis, especially in patients requiring V-A ECMO is very important. It facilitates early

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Shaun Robinson, Bushra Rana, David Oxborough, Rick Steeds, Mark Monaghan, Martin Stout, Keith Pearce, Allan Harkness, Liam Ring, Maria Paton, Waheed Akhtar, Radwa Bedair, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Katherine Collins, Cheryl Oxley, Julie Sandoval, Rebecca Schofield MBChB, Anjana Siva, Karen Parker, James Willis, and Daniel X Augustine

British Society of Echocardiography (BSE). This current guideline differs from the 2013 dataset in: describing recommendations for the optimisation of TTE equipment settings; standardising measurement protocols with other BSE pathology-based guidelines

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Abbas Zaidi, David Oxborough, Daniel X Augustine, Radwa Bedair, Allan Harkness, Bushra Rana, Shaun Robinson, and Luigi P Badano

Introduction Guidance for the echocardiographic assessment of the right side of the heart has historically been lacking when compared to the left heart. The British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) has recently published guidelines for the

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P Luke, C Eggett, I Spyridopoulos, and T Irvine

Introduction Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular diastolic function (LVDF) remains a challenging entity. The assessment of LVDF is part of the minimum dataset for transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) as defined by the British