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Ying X Gue, Sanjay S Bhandari, and Mubarak Ahamed

Background This is a rare case of Takotsubo syndrome presenting in the same manner as ACS. This highlights the use of echocardiography in the acute setting in differentiating acute valve pathology and other causes of cardiogenic shock with the

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Martin R Cowie

these cases are familial ( 5 ). Valve disease accounted for just over 10% of new cases in the 1990s, but this is likely to be increasing as our population ages, and senile aortic stenosis becomes increasingly common. Echocardiography is key to the

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Benoy N Shah, Anita MacNab, Jane Lynch, Reinette Hampson, Roxy Senior, and Richard P Steeds

Introduction Stress echocardiography was initially employed as a non-invasive means of assessing patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) by comparing regional and global left ventricular systolic function at rest and on stress

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Benoy N Shah and Roxy Senior

, including stress echocardiography (SE), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) ( 4 ). This article reviews the evidence underpinning the use of imaging techniques in patients with morbid obesity

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A R J Mitchell, R Hurry, P Le Page, and H MacLachlan

(ECG) (2) . Although echocardiography can improve the specificity of cardiac screening, the implementation of echocardiography has been limited by cost and accessibility. The evolution of hand-held cardiac ultrasound (HHCU) devices is increasingly

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Emily Worley, Bushra Rana, Lynne Williams, and Shaun Robinson

volume. LA size and volume (indexed to body surface area) is therefore considered a marker for left ventricular diastolic function (LVDF) and is included in the LVDF echocardiographic protocol set out by the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) ( 5

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Bo Xu, Serge C Harb, and Allan L Klein

cardiovascular imaging (echocardiography, multi-detector cardiac computed tomography (MDCT), CMR) in pericardial conditions, focusing on the strengths and potential limitations of each imaging modality. Echocardiography Echocardiography is the mainstay

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Alexandros P Patrianakos, Aggeliki A Zacharaki, Antonios Kalogerakis, Georgios Solidakis, Fragiskos I Parthenakis, and Panos E Vardas

Introduction Speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) is an almost new imaging technique that is used for the evaluation of myocardial deformation, expressed in terms of segmental and global longitudinal myocardial strain. STE is a mostly angle

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Real Lebeau, Georgetta Sas, Malak El Rayes, Alexandrina Serban, Sherif Moustafa, Btissama Essadiqi, Maria DiLorenzo, Vicky Souliere, Yanick Beaulieu, Claude Sauve, Robert Amyot, and Karim Serri

Introduction Emergency physicians and intensivists are often called on to manage critically ill patients. Bedside echocardiography offers useful information regarding many acute cardiovascular conditions such as tamponade, pulmonary embolism and

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Victor Galusko, Owen Bodger, and Adrian Ionescu

Introduction The introduction of echocardiography was transformative. By allowing direct visualisation and measurement, it improved the understanding, and simplified appreciation of cardiac structure and function in health and disease. It