Key clinical highlights included a 100 percent procedural success rate, reduction of mitral regurgitation to mild or less in all patients, brief procedure times, and two patients with 6-month echocardiographic
follow up, both with stable mitral valve repairs and no mitral regurgitation.
findings revealed normal ejection fraction (EF was 54 [+ or -] 11%).
Results: Conventional echocardiographic
examinations revealed that beta-thalassemia patients had larger left ventricular end-systolic diameter, end-diastolic and end-systolic volume, left ventricular mass index, and mitral early/late diastolic flow velocity ratio (p<0.
For the purposes of this audit, echocardiographic
findings of moderate or severe cardiac pathology, using the ASE grading criteria, were classified as significant.
At the time of echocardiographic
examination, a blood sample was collected into tubes containing-separating gel, processed, and frozen at -80 C for later measurement of NT-proBNP using a commercially available automated immunoassay (Cobas e 411 analyzers, Roche Diagnostics).
study of the left ventricle in aortic insufficiency Comparison with the data of clinical development and hemodynamic results, Arch Mal Coeur Vaiss.
The aim of this study was to assess echocardiographic
and haemodynamic parameters in those patients with DCM and whether these parameters could be predictors to adverse clinical outcome or not, since we can identify patients with poor prognosis and who would benefit from intensive medical therapy or cardiac transplantation.
LVH determined by the echocardiographic
calculation of left ventricular mass strongly predicts short- and long-term mortality in patients with ST-elevation MI (7, 8).
CHICAGO -- Injection of recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone causes a marked and persistent improvement in brachial artery endothelial flow-mediated dilation, without affecting heart rate, blood pressure, or echocardiographic
parameters, a small study has shown.
However, differences in echocardiographic
indices between marathon runners, cyclists and triathletes (Hoogsteen et al.
The diagnosis of canine bacterial endocarditis is usually based on appropriate clinical and echocardiographic
findings or typical pathologic lesions (1).
Three different approaches to the echocardiographic
criteria for diagnosis of LVNC have been proposed.
As recently reported in a similar series (1), obese patients showed impairment of several echocardiographic
characteristics compared with lean individuals, and some of these differences correlated significantly with the VAT area.
Results of procedures that detect coronary insufficiency, surrogates of atherosclerotic burden, and echocardiographic
findings are often abnormal in SLE, but evidence to support routine screening is not currently available.
Dewey sent cautionary letters to more than 200 patients who were taking the drug for Parkinson's disease and urged those who wished to continue on pergolide despite the possible hazards to come in for an echocardiographic