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Sarah Ritzmann, Stephanie Baker, Marcus Peck, Tom E Ingram, Jane Allen, Laura Duffy, Richard P Steeds, Andrew Houghton, Andrew Elkington, Nina Bual, Robert Huggett, Keith Pearce, Stavros Apostolakis, Khalatabari Afshin, and the British Society of Echocardiography Departmental Accreditation and Clinical Standards Committees with input from the Intensive Care Society

echocardiography staff be individually accredited as competent to perform studies, but that departments also need to be well organised and have the appropriate facilities, equipment and processes to ensure the services they deliver are clinically adequate to

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Thomas E Ingram, Steph Baker, Jane Allen, Sarah Ritzmann, Nina Bual, Laura Duffy, Chris Ellis, Karina Bunting, Noel Black, Marcus Peck, Sandeep S Hothi, Vishal Sharma, Keith Pearce, Richard P Steeds, Navroz Masani, and the British Society of Echocardiography Clinical Standards and Departmental Accreditation Committees

Background ‘Quality involves the totality of a patient’s experience’ – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA ( 1 ) Echocardiography is an important clinical investigation which is frequently incorporated into a patient’s journey across

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Daniel X Augustine, Lindsay D Coates-Bradshaw, James Willis, Allan Harkness, Liam Ring, Julia Grapsa, Gerry Coghlan, Nikki Kaye, David Oxborough, Shaun Robinson, Julie Sandoval, Bushra S Rana, Anjana Siva, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Luke S Howard, Kevin Fox, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Vishal Sharma, Richard P Steeds, Thomas Mathew, and the British Society of Echocardiography Education Committee

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

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Abbas Zaidi, Daniel S Knight, Daniel X Augustine, Allan Harkness, David Oxborough, Keith Pearce, Liam Ring, Shaun Robinson, Martin Stout, James Willis, Vishal Sharma, and the Education Committee of the British Society of Echocardiography

Introduction A comprehensive evaluation of the right ventricle (RV) by echocardiography is essential for the diagnosis and management of conditions affecting the right heart. Indices of right ventricular size and function are prognostic in a

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Thomas Mathew, Lynne Williams, Govardhan Navaratnam, Bushra Rana, Richard Wheeler, Katherine Collins, Allan Harkness, Richard Jones, Dan Knight, Kevin O'Gallagher, David Oxborough, Liam Ring, Julie Sandoval, Martin Stout, Vishal Sharma, Richard P Steeds, and on behalf of the British Society of Echocardiography Education Committee

prevent the acquisition of one or more components of the supplementary dataset or when measurements result in misleading information (e.g. off-axis measurements) this should be stated. 1.5. This document is a guideline for echocardiography in dilated

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M Alsharqi, W J Woodward, J A Mumith, D C Markham, R Upton, and P Leeson

Background Echocardiography plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of patients with cardiovascular disease. Since echocardiography is the only imaging modality that permits real-time imaging of the heart, it allows the immediate

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Rebecca Dobson, Arjun K Ghosh, Bonnie Ky, Tom Marwick, Martin Stout, Allan Harkness, Rick Steeds, Shaun Robinson, David Oxborough, David Adlam, Susannah Stanway, Bushra Rana, Thomas Ingram, Liam Ring, Stuart Rosen, Chris Plummer, Charlotte Manisty, Mark Harbinson, Vishal Sharma, Keith Pearce, Alexander R Lyon, Daniel X Augustine, and the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) and the British Society of Cardio-Oncology (BCOS)

Highlights Cardio-oncology patients account for an increasing proportion of echocardiography requests. Accurate assessment of LV systolic function is critical to decision making in this patient group. 2D LVEF, 3D LVEF, GLS, and

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Lauren Turvey, Daniel X Augustine, Shaun Robinson, David Oxborough, Martin Stout, Nicola Smith, Allan Harkness, Lynne Williams, Richard P Steeds, and William Bradlow

and surgical myectomy as well as strain, stress and three-dimensional echocardiography in patients with HCM. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy HCM in adults is defined ‘ by a wall thickness ≥15 mm in one or more left ventricular (LV) myocardial

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Vishal Sharma, David E Newby, Ralph A H Stewart, Mildred Lee, Ruvin Gabriel, Niels Van Pelt, and Andrew J Kerr

on resting echocardiography, and a number of patients may complain of symptoms despite objectively mild or moderate valve disease at rest. To overcome these difficulties, current guidelines ( 6 , 7 , 8 ) recommend the use of exercise testing in

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Ashley Miller and Justin Mandeville

Introduction Echocardiography is an essential tool for guiding resuscitation in critically ill patients. Resuscitation often requires the infusion of intravenous fluid in an effort to reverse organ dysfunction. The harms of inappropriate use