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Rakhee Hindocha, David Garry, Nadia Short, Tom E Ingram, Richard P Steeds, Claire L Colebourn, Keith Pearce, Vishal Sharma, and the Accreditation and Education Committees of the British Society of Echocardiography

Introduction The British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) has previously outlined a minimum dataset for a standard (Level 2) transthoracic echocardiogram ( 1 ), and this remains the basis on which a complete echocardiographic study should be

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Gill Wharton, Richard Steeds, Jane Allen, Hollie Phillips, Richard Jones, Prathap Kanagala, Guy Lloyd, Navroz Masani, Thomas Mathew, David Oxborough, Bushra Rana, Julie Sandoval, Richard Wheeler, Kevin O'Gallagher, and Vishal Sharma

Introduction This Guideline aims to provide a framework for performing an adult transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) and replaces the previous minimum datasets published. This current Guideline differs from the 2005 dataset in outlining the views and

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Shaun Robinson, Bushra Rana, David Oxborough, Rick Steeds, Mark Monaghan, Martin Stout, Keith Pearce, Allan Harkness, Liam Ring, Maria Paton, Waheed Akhtar, Radwa Bedair, Sanjeev Bhattacharyya, Katherine Collins, Cheryl Oxley, Julie Sandoval, Rebecca Schofield MBChB, Anjana Siva, Karen Parker, James Willis, and Daniel X Augustine

Introduction This guideline outlines a structured approach to image acquisition and standardised measurement protocol for performing a standard transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE); it replaces all previous minimum datasets published by the

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

minimum dataset but also proposes a recommended sequence in which to perform a comprehensive study. This is supported by text that gives a brief description of important issues at each view ( Tables 1 and 2 , Fig. 1 , Tables 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8

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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

, heart transplant indicated Table 5 Minimum dataset. Structure and Function Measurement Left atrium size Diameter (mm) Indexed biplane volume (mL/m 2 ) Mitral valve inflow Doppler E wave (m/s) A wave (m

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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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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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Nuno Pires, Wei Li, Roxy Senior, and Rajdeep S Khattar

A rare isolated double orifice mitral valve (DOMV) was diagnosed in a 77-year-old male patient, being assessed for surgical repair of the ascending aorta. This is a rare congenital abnormality, usually discovered as an incidental finding during investigation of other congenital heart defects. This case shows that a detailed assessment of all cardiac structures is necessary, not only in young patients, but also in the elderly population, to minimise the under-diagnosis of such rare anomalies. The use of 3D transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has an increasingly significant role in establishing the diagnosis and extending the morphological and functional understanding of the anomaly.

Learning points:

  • Thoroughly assessing all cardiac structures, in accordance with the minimum dataset guidelines for transthoracic echocardiography, ensures not only a comprehensive assessment of the primary indication for the scan, but also improves the detection of concomitant and otherwise unknown lesions.

  • Despite falling under the category of congenital heart defects, several rare anomalies such as DOMV can be present in elderly patients, and the adult echocardiographer should have appropriate knowledge and awareness for detecting these conditions.

  • 3D TTE provides a comprehensive assessment of the morphology of DOMV, over and above the information obtained by 2D imaging.

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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

recommended on at least one machine in the department, as suggested in the BSE minimum dataset for standard adult transthoracic echocardiogram (2) . 2.4. The machines used by the department must be serviced regularly, and be replaced or have a major upgrade

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Tudor Trache, Stephan Stöbe, Adrienn Tarr, Dietrich Pfeiffer, and Andreas Hagendorff

also be performed on 2D triplane datasets in the same manner as in the standard, consecutively acquired 2D cineloops. In triplane datasets, all three standard apical views of the left ventricle are acquired in the same cardiac cycle using a 3D probe