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Tan Suwatanaviroj, Weimin He, Edith Pituskin, Ian Paterson, Jonathan Choy and Harald Becher

Introduction Serial measurements of left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (EF) are commonly performed in cancer patients to monitor cardiotoxic effects of chemotherapy. Similarly, patients with other cardiac conditions, including valvular

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Ellen Ostenfeld and Frank A Flachskampf

right ventricular assessment in adults; validation with cardiac magnetic resonance. Cardiovascular Ultrasound 10 1, published as an open access article by Biomed Central. Thus, RV ejection fraction, which until recently could only be determined by

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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

aortic dissection. However, clinicians encounter coronary heart disease and congestive heart failure far more often, and rapid evaluation of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is very important in these patients because of its diagnostic and

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A King, J Thambyrajah, E Leng and M J Stewart

echocardiography, is mandatory. The assessment of ejection fraction by Simpson’s biplane which measures changes in volume has limitations in sensitivity and reproducibility as a result of geometric modelling, inadequate visualisation of the left ventricular apex

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Daniel Modin, Ditte Madsen Andersen and Tor Biering-Sørensen

phenotype, making management and intervention difficult. For example, it has become apparent that almost 50% of HF patients may have HF with preserved left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction (HFpEF) ( 3 ), a disease that represents a diagnostic, prognostic

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V D Mathiasen, C A Frederiksen, C Wejse and S H Poulsen

effusion. Initially, TTEs showed signs of pericardial involvement with effusion and transient constrictive physiology. Interestingly, even though left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) were within the normal range at all times, we observed

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Real Lebeau, Karim Serri, Maria Di Lorenzo, Claude Sauvé, Van Hoai Viet Le, Vicky Soulières, Malak El-Rayes, Maude Pagé, Chimène Zaïani, Jérôme Garot and Frédéric Poulin

Introduction Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is a useful non-invasive method for estimating left ventricular (LV) volumes and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF). The recommended Simpson biplane method of disks has

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Bushra S Rana, Shaun Robinson, Rajeevan Francis, Mark Toshner, Martin J Swaans, Sharad Agarwal, Ravi de Silva, Amer A Rana and Petros Nihoyannopoulos

surgical intervention ( 6 ). In Part 1 of this article, discussion focuses on key principles of ventricular function assessment and the importance of right ventricular chamber size, volumes and ejection fraction, particularly in risk stratification in

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Cheuk-Man Yu

longitudinal strain and ejection fraction . Heart 100 1673 – 1680 . ( doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2014-305538 ) 10.1136/heartjnl-2014-305538 24860005 6 Yu CM Sanderson JE Gorcsan J 3rd 2010 Echocardiography, dyssynchrony, and the response to

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Emily Worley, Bushra Rana, Lynne Williams and Shaun Robinson

ejection fraction; LAmax i , maximum left atrial volume indexed; LAmin i , minimum left atrial volume indexed; LApreAv i , left atrial volume pre-contraction indexed; LVEF, left ventricular ejection fraction; MV E, mitral valve E wave; sBP, systolic blood