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Lijun Qian, Feng Xie, Di Xu, and Thomas R Porter

with myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) to improve the sensitivity of 2D echocardiography for detecting symptomatic coronary artery disease (CAD) in both the ED as well as outpatient referral setting ( 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13

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

important questions is ‘Are changes in EF real or due to reader quantification variability?’ Although contrast 2D echocardiography has been recommended for EF measurements when clinical management depends on accurate assessment of EF such as monitoring

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James Offer, Lawrence Green, Andrew R Houghton, and Jim Campbell

effective treatment and prognosis is poor without this (1) , (4) . Saline contrast echocardiography has been shown to be a practical, highly sensitive test in confirming intrapulmonary vascular dilatations ( 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 6 , 7 ). Case presentation

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

effective is the improvement in image quality following contrast administration that excellent feasibility, accuracy and effectiveness in clinical triaging of even significantly obese patients undergoing stress echocardiography was recently reported in the

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Mehrnoush Toufan, Leili Pourafkari, Fariborz Akbarzadeh, and Nader D Nader

echocardiography (TEE) showed a large right atrial aneurysm ( Figs 3 and 4 , Videos 3 and 4 ). Contrast injection confirmed the connection of the aneurysmal cavity to right atrium ( Fig. 5 , Videos 5 and 6 ). CT angiogram was performed for better defining

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Jenny Duke, Kim Greaves, and Andrew Dettrick

. doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.569 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.03.569 26046736 3 Mansencal N Revault-d'Allonnes L Pelage JP Farcot JC Lacombe P Dubourg O 2009 Usefulness of contrast echocardiography for assessment of intracardiac masses . Archives

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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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Benoy N Shah and Roxy Senior

Exercise echocardiography can be performed without intravenous access, but the vast majority of patients require ultrasound contrast, thus requiring venous cannulation. c All patients with cardiac resynchronization devices, implanted defibrillators and

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Arturo Evangelista, Giuliana Maldonado, Domenico Gruosso, Laura Gutiérrez, Chiara Granato, Nicolas Villalva, Laura Galian, Teresa González-Alujas, Gisela Teixido, and Jose Rodríguez-Palomares

contrast TTE, two lumina are well visualised, true and false lumen. View Video 3 at . Download Video 3 Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) TEE is currently considered

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Rekha Mankad and Joerg Herrmann

thrombus (A), sarcoma (B) and myxoma (C). Reproduced, with permission, from Mansencal N, Revault-d’Allonnes L, Pelage J-P, Farcot J-C, Lacombe P, Dubourg O. Usefulness of contrast echocardiography for assessment of intracardiac masses. Archives of