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Redefining effusive-constrictive pericarditis with echocardiography
(Korean Society of Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound Office, 2016-12)
Background: Effusive-constrictive pericarditis (ECP) is traditionally diagnosed by using the expensive and invasive technique of direct pressure measurements in the pericardial space and the right atrium. The aim of this ...
Post-traumatic, intrapulmonary arteriovenous fistula : diagnosis by trans-oesophageal echocardiography
(South African Heart Association, 2015)
Abstract not available
A retrospective analysis of mitral valve pathology in the setting of bicuspid aortic valves
The therapeutic implications of bicuspid aortic valve associations have come under scrutiny in the transcatheter aortic valve implantation era. We evaluate the spectrum of mitral valve disease in patients with bicuspid ...
Speckle tracking echocardiography in acute lupus myocarditis : comparison to conventional echocardiography
Aims: Lupus myocarditis occurs in 5–10% of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). No single feature is diagnostic of lupus myocarditis. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) can detect subclinical left ...
Screening for rheumatic heart disease : is a paradigm shift required?
This focused review presents a critical appraisal of the World Heart Federation criteria for the echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) and its performance in African RHD screening programmes. It ...
Evaluation of left ventricular enlargement in the lateral position of the chest using the Hoffman and Rigler sign
(Clinics Cardiv Publishing, 2003-06)
Objective: To evaluate left ventricular enlargement in the lateral projection of the chest using the Hoffman and Rigler sign. Background: The Hoffman and Rigler sign for determining left ventricular enlargement was suggested ...
Inter-scallop separations of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve : an important cause of pathological mitral regurgitation in rheumatic heart disease screening
The 2012 World Heart Federation (WHF) criteria for echocardiographic diagnosis of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) identify that the finding of ‘pathological’ mitral regurgitation (MR) in a screened individual increases the ...