Report from the Annual Conference of the British Society of Echocardiography, October 2018, ACC Liverpool, Liverpool

in Echo Research and Practice
Authors: V Sharma MB ChB MD FRCP (Edin) FESC FBSE1, L Al Saikhan MSc2,3, C Park PhD2, A Hughes MB BS PhD FBPhS FBIHS2, H Gu PhD4, S Saeed PhD5, A Boguslavskyi PhD4, G Carr-White PhD4,6, J Chambers MD6, P Chowienczyk BSc4, M Jain7, H Jessop7, C Turner MSc7,8, G Bassindale-Maguire7, W Baig7, A Kidambi7, S T Abdel-Rahman7, D Schlosshan7, A Sengupta8, A Fitzpatrick MSc8, J Sandoval MA8, S Hickman8, H Procter8, J Taylor8, H Kaur8, C Knowles BSc8, S Wheatcroft8, K Witte8, K Gatenby8, J A Willis PhD9, A Kendler-Rhodes MB ChB9, O Slegg BSC9, K Carson MD FRCP9, J Easaw MD FCP FESC9, S R Kandan MBChB MRCP9, J C L Rodrigues BSc MBChB MRCP FRCR FSCMR PhD9, R MacKenzie-Ross MB BChir9, T Hall MBBS MRCP FRCR9, G Robinson FRCR9, D Little MBChB FRCR9, B Hudson MBBS FRCR9, J Pauling9, S Redman9, R Graham9, G Coghlan10, J Suntharalingam BSc FRCP MD9,11, D X Augustine BSc MBBS MSc MD FHEA FRCP9, J W M Nowak MSc9, and A T Masters MSc12
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  • 1 Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
  • | 2 MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Aging at UCL, Department of Population Science & Experimental Medicine, UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science, University College London, London, UK
  • | 3 Department of Cardiac Technology, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
  • | 4 British Heart Foundation Centre, King’s College London, London, UK
  • | 5 Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
  • | 6 Cardiothoracic Centre, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
  • | 7 Yorkshire Heart Centre, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds, UK
  • | 8 Department of Cardiology, Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
  • | 9 Royal United Hospitals Bath, NHS Foundation Trust, Bath, UK
  • | 10 Department of Cardiology, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  • | 11 University of Bath, Bath, UK
  • | 12 University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Bristol, UK

Correspondence should be addressed to V Sharma: vishalsharma76@gmail.com
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    Study population flow chart.

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    Kaplan–Meier event-free survival curves according to EF1 (cut off value 25%) for (A) total population (n = 218); (B) patients with moderate AS (n = 73); (C) patients with severe AS (n = 49) and (D) discordant (mean pressure gradient <40 mmHg and aortic valve area <1.0 cm2, n = 96).

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    Correlation of maximum dimension between dedicated specialist and non-specialist clinic.

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    Focussed study.

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    Percentage distribution of echo probability of PH in those with and without RHC PH.

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    Echo probability of PH associated % with RHC PH.

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    Assessment of left heart parameters in those with low probability of PH on echo.

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    A sample follow-up guide for mitral regurgitation. Similar is used for other valvular pathology.

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    Change in patient management resulting from altered valve follow-up.

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    Change in patient follow up with either an increase (green) or reduction (red) in time to repeat valve follow up.

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    Augustine DX, Coates-Bradshaw LD, Willis J, Harkness A, Ring L, Grapsa J, Coghlan G, Kaye N, Oxborough D & Robinson S et al. Echocardiographic assessment of pulmonary hypertension: a guideline protocol from the British Society of Echocardiography. Echo Research and Practice 2018 6 G11G24. (https://doi.org/10.1530/ERP-17-0071)

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    Al Saikhan L, Park C, Hughes A. P644 the impact of intentional distortion of image quality on left ventricular deformation indices by three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography. European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging 2019 20 (Supplement 1) i363i381. (https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey265)

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    Al Saikhan L, Park C, Hughes A. P645 reliability of left ventricular dyssynchrony indices by three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography: the impact of intentional impairment of image quality. European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging 2019 20 (Supplement 1) i363i381. (https://doi.org/10.1093/ehjci/jey265)

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