Posts Tagged ‘echocardiography’

June 21, 2013

Characterization of 25+ year survivors of cardiac transplantation


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This single center study reviews the echocardiographic, hemodynamic and clinical characteristics of long-term survivors post heart transplant. The investigators demonstrated a significant burden of cardiac allograft vasculopathy in the setting of preserved graft function. Diastolic parameters were significantly altered.

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December 19, 2011

Usefulness of Two-Dimensional Echocardiographic Parameters of the Left Side of the Heart to Predict Right Ventricular Failure After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation


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Right ventricular failure (RVF) following left ventricular assist device (LVAD) implantation can be a challenging if not catastrophic event.  The risk assessment strategies for right ventricular failure vary in complexity. This article by Mancini et al, demonstrates that the preoperativeLVechocardiographic RVF score, focusing on only left-sided parameters could accurately predict the development of RVF after […]

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