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Clare Quarterman, Nick Fletcher, and Vishal Sharma

checklists (6) , (11) . In this issue, the BSE and ACTA have developed a specific checklist for transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) (12) . This is relevant as TOE involves the use of sedation and there is the potential for harm to the patient. There is

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Z H Teoh, J Roy, J Reiken, M Papitsas, J Byrne, and M J Monaghan

, presence of previous aortic or mitral valve interventions and previous TV replacement or repair. All ECHO assessments and reports were done independently by British Society of Echocardiography–accredited echocardiographers who were not aware of the study

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Kevin Emery Boczar, Olexiy Aseyev, Jeffrey Sulpher, Christopher Johnson, Ian G Burwash, Michele Turek, Susan Dent, and Girish Dwivedi

patients undergoing anthracycline-based chemotherapy would show evidence of right ventricular dysfunction identifiable using transthoracic echocardiography and currently available echocardiographic techniques. Materials and methods Using the

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Riëtte Du Toit, Phillip G Herbst, Annari van Rensburg, Hendrik W Snyman, Helmuth Reuter, and Anton F Doubell

unexplained arrhythmia, supported by non-invasive tests including cardiac imaging ( 4 , 5 ). Echocardiography is frequently used to support a diagnosis of lupus myocarditis ( 6 , 7 ). Accurate assessment of ventricular wall motion (velocity) is essential

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James Yates, Colin Forbes Royse, Carolyn Royse, Alistair George Royse, and David Jeffrey Canty

-calling clinically important cardiac pathology approximately 50% of the time when compared with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) in both the acute ( 4 , 5 ) and outpatient ( 6 , 7 ) settings. TTE is a useful and frequently performed test for diagnosis or

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Robert M Cooper, Adeel Shahzad, James Newton, Niels Vejlstrup, Anna Axelsson, Vishal Sharma, OIiver Ormerod, and Rodney H Stables

haemodynamics and can be dangerous. The procedure has been well described (13) . International guidelines recommend the use of myocardial-contrast echocardiography (MCE) during ASA (14) . MCE is used to confirm the myocardial distribution of individual septal

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Stephan Stoebe, Michael Metze, Daniel Jurisch, Bhupendar Tayal, Kilian Solty, Ulrich Laufs, Dietrich Pfeiffer, and Andreas Hagendorff

assessment of LV volumes, SV tot , SV eff to calculate RVol and RF by the volumetric approach is currently proposed as an alternative approach for AR quantification and can be performed by 2D, 3D echocardiography and cardiac magnet resonance imaging (cMRI

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Nicola Smith, Richard Steeds, Navroz Masani, Julie Sandoval, Gill Wharton, Jane Allen, John Chambers, Richard Jones, Guy Lloyd, Bushra Rana, Kevin O'Gallagher, Richard Wheeler, and Vishal Sharma

Introduction The British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) Education Committee has previously published a minimum dataset for a standard adult transthoracic echocardiogram (1) . This Guideline specifically states that the minimum dataset is usually

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Cheuk-Man Yu

Opportunities Clinical values of quantitative echocardiography Traditionally, measurement of EF is the bread and butter of echo and is being one of the most widely accepted methods ( 1 ). However, there is a large variation of EF values by

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Vishal Sharma, Susan Alderton, Helen McNamara, Richard Steeds, Will Bradlow, Adrian Chenzbraun, David Oxborough, Thomas Mathew, Richard Jones, Richard Wheeler, Julie Sandoval, Guy Lloyd, Kevin O'Gallagher, Daniel Knight, Liam Ring, Katherine Collins, Niall O'Keeffe, Nick Fletcher, Allan Harkness, and Bushra Rana

of this checklist is now recommended for all patients undergoing surgery in the UK by the National Patient Safety Agency. The rationale for a safety checklist in transoesophageal echocardiography A large number of invasive and interventional