A L Klein

Summary

Affiliation: Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of tissue doppler and color M-mode indexes of left ventricular diastolic function in predicting outcomes in systolic left ventricular heart failure (from the ADEPT study)
    Richard W Troughton
    Christchurch School of Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Am J Cardiol 96:257-62. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Utility of transesophageal echocardiography in identification of thrombogenic milieu in patients with atrial fibrillation (an ACUTE ancillary study)
    Senthil K Thambidorai
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:935-41. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of enoxaparin compared with unfractionated heparin for short-term antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing transoesophageal echocardiography-guided cardioversion: assessment of Cardioversion Using Transoesophageal Echocard
    Allan L Klein
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Scalfe Hall S 563, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Eur Heart J 27:2858-65. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Natural history of valvular regurgitation using side-by-side echocardiographic analysis in anorexigen-treated subjects
    Allan L Klein
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1711-7. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Economic analysis of a transesophageal echocardiography-guided approach to cardioversion of patients with atrial fibrillation: the ACUTE economic data at eight weeks
    Allan L Klein
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1217-24. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of transesophageal echocardiography-guided cardioversion of patients with atrial fibrillation at 6 months: a randomized controlled trial
    Allan L Klein
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 151:380-9. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Success of surgical left atrial appendage closure: assessment by transesophageal echocardiography
    Anne S Kanderian
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:924-9. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Bleeding complications in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardioversion randomized to transesophageal echocardiographically guided and conventional anticoagulation therapies
    Allan L Klein
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Desk F15, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:161-5. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Role of transesophageal echocardiography-guided cardioversion of patients with atrial fibrillation
    A L Klein
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 37:691-704. 2001
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of transesophageal echocardiography to guide cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation
    A L Klein
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Cardiology, OH 44195, USA
    N Engl J Med 344:1411-20. 2001

Detail Information

Publications55

  1. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of tissue doppler and color M-mode indexes of left ventricular diastolic function in predicting outcomes in systolic left ventricular heart failure (from the ADEPT study)
    Richard W Troughton
    Christchurch School of Medicine, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Am J Cardiol 96:257-62. 2005
    ..For the ratio of early transmitral velocity to early annular velocity, this prediction was additive to deceleration time. Newer diastolic indexes provide an independent prediction of clinical outcomes...
  2. ncbi request reprint Utility of transesophageal echocardiography in identification of thrombogenic milieu in patients with atrial fibrillation (an ACUTE ancillary study)
    Senthil K Thambidorai
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:935-41. 2005
    ..In conclusion, this study supports the role of TEE and anticoagulation monitoring in patients who have atrial fibrillation and is useful for identifying thromboembolic risk factors...
  3. ncbi request reprint The use of enoxaparin compared with unfractionated heparin for short-term antithrombotic therapy in atrial fibrillation patients undergoing transoesophageal echocardiography-guided cardioversion: assessment of Cardioversion Using Transoesophageal Echocard
    Allan L Klein
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Scalfe Hall S 563, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Eur Heart J 27:2858-65. 2006
    ..To compare the feasibility and safety of transoesophageal echocardiograpy-guided cardioversion (CV) with enoxaparin and unfractionated heparin (UFH) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Natural history of valvular regurgitation using side-by-side echocardiographic analysis in anorexigen-treated subjects
    Allan L Klein
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 96:1711-7. 2005
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Economic analysis of a transesophageal echocardiography-guided approach to cardioversion of patients with atrial fibrillation: the ACUTE economic data at eight weeks
    Allan L Klein
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1217-24. 2004
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of transesophageal echocardiography-guided cardioversion of patients with atrial fibrillation at 6 months: a randomized controlled trial
    Allan L Klein
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 151:380-9. 2006
    ..We compared a transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided strategy with a conventional strategy in patients with AF > 2 days' duration undergoing electrical cardioversion over a 6-month follow-up...
  7. doi request reprint Success of surgical left atrial appendage closure: assessment by transesophageal echocardiography
    Anne S Kanderian
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:924-9. 2008
    ..We sought to determine which surgical technique of left atrial appendage (LAA) closure is most successful by assessing them with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)...
  8. ncbi request reprint Bleeding complications in patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing cardioversion randomized to transesophageal echocardiographically guided and conventional anticoagulation therapies
    Allan L Klein
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine Desk F15, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 92:161-5. 2003
    ..Treatment variables affecting length of anticoagulant therapy in the conventional arm combined with advancing age and functional status are important concerns in patients who undergo cardioversion of atrial fibrillation...
  9. ncbi request reprint Role of transesophageal echocardiography-guided cardioversion of patients with atrial fibrillation
    A L Klein
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 37:691-704. 2001
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Use of transesophageal echocardiography to guide cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation
    A L Klein
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Cardiology, OH 44195, USA
    N Engl J Med 344:1411-20. 2001
    ..It has been proposed that if transesophageal echocardiography reveals no atrial thrombus, cardioversion may be performed safely after only a short period of anticoagulant therapy...
  11. ncbi request reprint Role of transesophageal echocardiography in assessing diastolic dysfunction in a large clinical practice: a 9-year experience
    A L Klein
    Department of Cardiology, Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am Heart J 138:880-9. 1999
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate in a large clinical practice the utility of TEE with respiratory monitoring for classification of patients with diastolic dysfunction...
  12. ncbi request reprint Effects of age and physiologic variables on right ventricular filling dynamics in normal subjects
    A L Klein
    The Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195 5001, USA
    Am J Cardiol 84:440-8. 1999
    ..Thus, this study demonstrates the effects of aging and normal physiologic variable flow velocities in the superior vena cava, hepatic veins, and RV inflow in a large series of normal subjects...
  13. ncbi request reprint Comparison of new Doppler echocardiographic methods to differentiate constrictive pericardial heart disease and restrictive cardiomyopathy
    N Rajagopalan
    Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 87:86-94. 2001
    ..The additive role of the new methods needs to be established in difficult cases of constrictive pericarditis where respiratory variation may be absent or decreased...
  14. ncbi request reprint Difference in the respiratory variation between pulmonary venous and mitral inflow Doppler velocities in patients with constrictive pericarditis with and without atrial fibrillation
    T Tabata
    Cardiovascular Imaging Center, Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 37:1936-42. 2001
    ..Moreover, the %E was greater in the PV velocities than it was in the MV velocities. Evaluation of the %E in the PV velocities using TEE can be a sensitive diagnostic strategy for evaluation of patients with CP, even in patients with AF...
  15. ncbi request reprint Left atrial appendage "stunning" after electrical cardioversion of atrial flutter: an attenuated response compared with atrial fibrillation as the mechanism for lower susceptibility to thromboembolic events
    R A Grimm
    Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195 5064, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 29:582-9. 1997
    ..This study sought to determine whether left atrial appendage stunning occurs in patients with atrial flutter and to compare left atrial appendage function in the pericardioversion period with that in patients with atrial fibrillation...
  16. ncbi request reprint Respiratory variation of mitral and pulmonary venous Doppler flow velocities in constrictive pericarditis before and after pericardiectomy
    J P Sun
    Cardiovascular Imaging Center, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 14:1119-26. 2001
    ..0001 for both). Pulsed Doppler echocardiographic assessment of respiratory variation is useful for evaluating the outcome of pericardiectomy...
  17. ncbi request reprint New Doppler echocardiographic applications for the study of diastolic function
    M J Garcia
    Cardiovascular Imaging Center, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 32:865-75. 1998
    ..This review will focus on the complementary role of color M-mode and tissue Doppler echocardiography and traditional Doppler indices of LV filling and PV flow in the assessment of diastolic function...
  18. doi request reprint Effect of recommendations on interobserver consistency of diastolic function evaluation
    Samuel Unzek
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 4:460-7. 2011
    ..We sought the impact of recent recommendations on observer concordance on interpretation of diastolic stage and assessment of filling pressure...
  19. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography in atrial fibrillation. A new paradigm
    M Thamilarasan
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Minerva Cardioangiol 50:301-16. 2002
    ..Treatment strategies for atrial fibrillation are continuing to evolve, and TEE has played a role and will likely continue to play a role in this development...
  20. ncbi request reprint Echocardiography in atrial fibrillation
    Giovanni Corrado
    Department of Cardiology, Valduce Hospital, Como, Italy
    J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 7:498-504. 2006
    ..In this review the available echocardiographic imaging modalities and their specific role in the evaluation and management in atrial fibrillation are described...
  21. ncbi request reprint Stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation: current anticoagulation management and future directions
    Benjamin T Fitzgerald
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 72:S24-30. 2005
    ..Other novel anticoagulants and antiplatelet combinations are under investigation. Curative procedures for AF are possible, but their long-term safety and effect on stroke risk are unknown...
  22. ncbi request reprint The clinical challenge of bridging anticoagulation with low-molecular-weight heparin in patients with mechanical prosthetic heart valves: an evidence-based comparative review focusing on anticoagulation options in pregnant and nonpregnant patients
    Niranjan Seshadri
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 150:27-34. 2005
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Contrast-enhanced tissue Doppler imaging of the left atrial appendage is a new quantitative measure of spontaneous echocardiographic contrast in atrial fibrillation
    Erwan Donal
    CHU Rennes, Rennes, France
    Eur J Echocardiogr 9:5-11. 2008
    ..We sought to determine if an intravenous contrast echocardiographic agent combined with tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) of the LAA could accurately quantify LAA-SEC in patients with atrial fibrillation...
  24. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular imaging in the management of atrial fibrillation
    Oussama M Wazni
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:2077-84. 2006
    ..We review the impact of various imaging modalities in the evaluation and management of AF...
  25. doi request reprint Comparison of anticoagulant and anti-inflammatory responses using enoxaparin versus unfractionated heparin for transesophageal echocardiography-guided cardioversion of atrial fibrillation
    Debra Hoppensteadt
    Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:842-6. 2008
    ..Markers of inflammation were also decreased in the 2 groups...
  26. doi request reprint Health status outcomes after cardioversion for atrial fibrillation: results from the Assessment of Cardioversion Using Transesophageal Echocardiography (ACUTE) II Trial
    Daniel J Elliott
    University of Pennsylvania Division of General Internal Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am Heart J 156:374.e1-6. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to compare the health status outcomes of patients who undergo TEE-guided cardioversion with enoxaparin or unfractionated heparin as anticoagulation bridging therapy...
  27. doi request reprint Impact of myocardial function on cystatin C measurements in chronic systolic heart failure
    W H Wilson Tang
    Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Ohio 44195, USA
    J Card Fail 14:394-9. 2008
    ..The influence of myocardial function on plasma levels of cystatin C (CysC), a sensitive marker of renal function, in chronic systolic heart failure (HF) has not been well established...
  28. doi request reprint Usefulness of C-reactive protein and left ventricular diastolic performance for prognosis in patients with left ventricular systolic heart failure
    W H Wilson Tang
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:370-3. 2008
    ..High plasma hs-CRP levels portend poor long-term outcomes, particularly in those with severe concomitant systolic and diastolic dysfunctions...
  29. ncbi request reprint Left atrial appendage filling defects identified by multidetector computed tomography in patients undergoing radiofrequency pulmonary vein antral isolation: a comparison with transesophageal echocardiography
    Yuli Y Kim
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 154:1199-205. 2007
    ..We sought to determine the accuracy of MDCT to qualitatively and quantitatively detect severe spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) or thrombus by TEE in the left atrial appendage (LAA)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prognostic value and echocardiographic determinants of plasma myeloperoxidase levels in chronic heart failure
    W H Wilson Tang
    Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:2364-70. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between myeloperoxidase (MPO) and cardiac structure, performance, and prognosis...
  31. ncbi request reprint Individual patient meta-analyses of restrictive diastolic filling pattern and mortality in patients post acute myocardial infarction and in patients with chronic heart failure
    Gillian A Whalley
    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Cardiol 122:207-15. 2007
    ..The objective of this collaboration is to determine whether the presence of RFP offers additional prognostic information over LV systolic function, symptoms or other clinical factors in patients post AMI or with HF...
  32. ncbi request reprint Strategies for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation
    Mina K Chung
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Heart Rhythm 2:103-6. 2005
  33. ncbi request reprint Impact of cardioversion strategy on functional capacity in patients with atrial fibrillation: the Assessment of Cardioversion Using Transesophageal Echocardiography (ACUTE) study
    Susan E Jasper
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 149:309-15. 2005
    ..The primary aim was to determine if patient functional capacity, measured by the Duke Activity Status Index (DASI), would differ between treatment strategies...
  34. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous conversion of patients with atrial fibrillation scheduled for electrical cardioversion: an ACUTE trial ancillary study
    S Ahmed Tejan-Sie
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 42:1638-43. 2003
    ..This study was designed to determine the characteristics and outcomes of spontaneous conversion (SC) to sinus rhythm (SR) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) of more than two days...
  35. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Craig R Asher
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiac Imaging, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 26:1597-603. 2003
    ..Further uses of TEE in patients with AF are in their early stages including evaluation of patients following pulmonary vein radiofrequency ablation and those undergoing percutaneous or surgical closure of the LAA...
  36. ncbi request reprint Relation of hemoglobin A1c to left ventricular relaxation in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and without overt heart disease
    Mehdi H Shishehbor
    Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Imaging Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 91:1514-7, A9. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint The role of contrast enhancement in echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular function
    Roberto M Lang
    University of Chicago, RML, VM A, Illinois 60637, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:28J-34J. 2002
    ..In this review we discuss the most recent techniques that have had a positive impact on endocardial visualization, as well as the potential benefits of these approaches...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction by Doppler echocardiography: clinical application of the Canadian consensus guidelines
    Hirotsugu Yamada
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:1238-44. 2002
    ..Standard guidelines of Doppler echocardiographic parameters allow semiquantitation of diastolic function and can be applied to studying large number of patients in a large clinical practice...
  39. ncbi request reprint Contrast and harmonic imaging improves accuracy and efficiency of novice readers for dobutamine stress echocardiography
    Irmien Vlassak
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Department of Cardiology, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Echocardiography 19:483-8. 2002
    ..This study was performed to evaluate whether these new imaging modalities would improve endocardial visualization and enhance accuracy and efficiency of the inexperienced reader interpreting dobutamine stress echocardiography...
  40. ncbi request reprint The ACUTE trial. Transesophageal echocardiography to guide electrical cardioversion in atrial fibrillation. Assessment of Cardioversion Using Transesophageal Echocardiography
    Craig R Asher
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, OH 44195, USA
    Cleve Clin J Med 69:713-8. 2002
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Does rapid volume loading during transesophageal echocardiography differentiate constrictive pericarditis from restrictive cardiomyopathy?
    Ibrahim A Abdalla
    Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Cardiology, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    Echocardiography 19:125-34. 2002
    ..This study assessed the utility of volume in enhancing the PV respiratory variation of constriction to further separate it from restriction...
  42. pmc The role of echocardiography in atrial fibrillation and cardioversion
    Richard W Troughton
    Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Heart 89:1447-54. 2003
  43. ncbi request reprint Transesophageal echocardiography to guide cardioversion in patients with atrial fibrillation: ACUTE trial update
    Craig R Asher
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Card Electrophysiol Rev 7:387-91. 2003
    ..Future studies, such as ACUTE II are ongoing, with the aim of using low molecular weight heparin to further streamline the TEE guided approach to DCC and shorten hospital stay and costs...
  44. ncbi request reprint Relation of C-reactive protein correlates with risk of thromboembolism in patients with atrial fibrillation
    Senthil K Thambidorai
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:805-7. 2004
    ..00 vs 0.302 mg/dl). C-reactive protein also correlated with clinical stroke risk factors. Increased C-reactive protein levels were also independently associated with transesophageal echocardiographic thromboembolic risk factors...
  45. ncbi request reprint Plasma B-type natriuretic peptide levels in systolic heart failure: importance of left ventricular diastolic function and right ventricular systolic function
    Richard W Troughton
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:416-22. 2004
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Tissue Doppler imaging in the evaluation of patients with cardiac amyloidosis
    John A Sallach
    Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 19:464-71. 2004
    ..To optimize survival, early diagnosis and institution of therapy are essential. Recently, tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) and myocardial strain rate (SR) have emerged as important clinical tools in the assessment of CA...
  47. ncbi request reprint Diastolic heart failure: restrictive cardiomyopathy, constrictive pericarditis, and cardiac tamponade: clinical and echocardiographic evaluation
    Craig R Asher
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Section of Cardiovascular Imaging, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    Cardiol Rev 10:218-29. 2002
    ..This review summarizes the clinical features, pathophysiology, and hemodynamic and echocardiographic signs of restrictive cardiomyopathy, constrictive pericarditis, and cardiac tamponade...
  48. ncbi request reprint Constrictive pericarditis: etiology and cause-specific survival after pericardiectomy
    Stefan C Bertog
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1445-52. 2004
    ..We sought to determine the association of etiology of constrictive pericarditis (CP), pericardial calcification (CA), and other clinical variables with long-term survival after pericardiectomy...
  49. ncbi request reprint The effect of dietary sodium intake on measures of diastolic function: increased relaxation or not?
    Gardar Sigurdsson
    Transl Res 148:47-8. 2006
  50. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary venous flow by doppler echocardiography: revisited 12 years later
    Tomotsugu Tabata
    Cardiovascular Imaging Center, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio 44195, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 41:1243-50. 2003
    ..This article reviews the important clinical role of Doppler evaluation of PVF, discusses its limitations and pitfalls, and highlights its newer applications...
  51. ncbi request reprint Association of atheroma as assessed by intraoperative transoesophageal echocardiography with long-term mortality in patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Senthil K Thambidorai
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, 9500 Euclid Avenue Desk F15, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Eur Heart J 28:1454-61. 2007
    ..To determine whether the presence and severity of aortic atheroma predict long-term all-cause mortality among patients undergoing cardiac surgery...
  52. ncbi request reprint Detection of pulmonary vein stenosis by transesophageal echocardiography: comparison with multidetector computed tomography
    Gardar Sigurdsson
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 153:800-6. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to compare the use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) vs multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) for detecting pulmonary vein stenosis...
  53. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of mixed physiology of constriction and restriction: echocardiographic characteristics and clinical outcome
    Hirotsugu Yamada
    Department of Digestive and Cardiovascular Medicine, The University of Tokushima Graduate School, Tokushima, Japan
    Eur J Echocardiogr 8:185-94. 2007
    ..We evaluated the clinical features and the outcome of these patients...
  54. ncbi request reprint Pericarditis
    Richard W Troughton
    Department of Medicine, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Lancet 363:717-27. 2004
    ..In the future, the pericardial space might become a conduit for treatments directed at the pericardium and myocardium...
  55. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for a standardized report for adult transthoracic echocardiography: a report from the American Society of Echocardiography's Nomenclature and Standards Committee and Task Force for a Standardized Echocardiography Report
    Julius M Gardin
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 15:275-90. 2002