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David Messika-Zeitoun, Ian G Burwash, and Thierry Mesana

insufficiently performed ( 22 ). Advances in imaging, and more specifically 3D echocardiography has allowed improved intra-procedural guidance and the development of novel transcatheter therapies ( 23 ). Such evaluation requires extensive and advanced

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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)

published an updated minimum dataset for a standard adult transthoracic echocardiogram ( 3 ). This cardio-oncology guideline is designed to be used in conjunction with the minimum dataset and provides guidance on transthoracic echocardiographic image

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Bo Xu, Serge C Harb, and Allan L Klein

cardiovascular imaging plays vital roles in the diagnosis and management of these pericardial conditions, providing structural, functional and hemodynamic characteristics ( 3 , 4 ). This article aims to provide a practical review of the role of multimodality

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Dimitris Klettas, Emma Alcock, Rafal Dworakowski, Philip MacCarthy, and Mark Monaghan

various cardiology centres, based mainly on individual experience and preference. Aim of the study Based on current data mentioned above, we performed this study to investigate whether transnasal TEE imaging could be a viable alternative to

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Ruchika Meel, Ferande Peters, Bijoy K Khandheria, Elena Libhaber, and Mohammed Essop

, we sought to simultaneously evaluate LA and LV function in moderate or severe chronic rheumatic mitral regurgitation (CRMR) using traditional volumetric parameters and strain imaging to answer the succeeding hypothesis. We hypothesized that the

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Robina Matyal, Faraz Mahmood, Ziyad Omar Knio, Stephanie B Jones, Lu Yeh, Rabia Amir, Ruma Bose, and John D Mitchell

opportunities for curricular interventions ( 2 ). Mixed simulators that are able to accurately simulate an operative or clinical imaging environment have been increasingly incorporated into clinician training ( 3 , 4 ). With widespread implementation of these

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Charles L Brassard, Claudia Viens, André Denault, and Pierre Couture

ventricular rupture. Written consent about utilization of patient information and imaging was obtained from the patient during the preoperative evaluation. Case presentation An 84-year-old woman with a diagnosis of severe MV regurgitation was referred to our

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Erwan Donal, Elena Galli, Amedeo Anselmi, Auriane Bidaut, and Guillaume Leurent

Introduction The timing for heart valve surgery is based on the combination of the clinical evaluation of the patient and imaging assessments. It depends also on local expertise in surgical techniques and in interventional cardiology

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Yasufumi Nagata, Yuichiro Kado, Takeshi Onoue, Kyoko Otani, Akemi Nakazono, Yutaka Otsuji, and Masaaki Takeuchi

, 12 ). It has been reported that approximately 10% to 15% of routine echocardiograms have poor image quality ( 10 ). Several attempts have been made to improve image quality ( 13 , 14 ) and to reduce observer variability ( 10 , 15 ). Ultrasound

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Victor Galusko, Owen Bodger, and Adrian Ionescu

’. Miniaturisation comes at a cost. Small devices may be less robust, more easily misplaced and misappropriated than larger devices. More importantly, image quality and ‘functionality’ might be compromised as portability increases. Hand-held devices possess small