Contrast echocardiography – BSE guidelines

The latest achievement of our research group is the involvement in the National guidelines by British Echo Society on Contrast echocardiography. Ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) has been well established as a safe, cost-effective, and reliable imaging toolfor detecting heart disease. UCA is an essential component of echocardiography laboratories, it reduces the need for additional downstream … Read more

CCTA improves appropriate prescription of secondary preventative medications and  medical treatment for patient with coronary disease/heart attack

Computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) offers detailed assessment of the presence of coronary atherosclerosis and helps guide patient management. We investigated influences of early CTCA on the subsequent use of preventative treatment in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome. Read the full investigation here.

Anticoagulation with Edoxaban in Patients with Atrial High-Rate Episodes

Device-detected atrial high-rate episodes (AHREs) are atrial arrhythmias detected by implanted cardiac devices. AHREs resemble atrial fibrillation but are rare and brief. Whether the occurrence of AHREs in patients without atrial fibrillation (as documented on a conventional electrocardiogram [ECG]) justifies the initiation of anticoagulants is not known. Please take a look at the full article … Read more

The first steps – echo-robot

Echocardiography is an effective tool for diagnosing cardiovascular disease. However, numerouschallenges affect its accessibility, including skill requirements, workforce shortage, and sonographerstrain. Continue reading the full article by clicking here.

Myocarditis as a trigger for the expression of biventriculararrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy in desmosomal gene mutation

Arrhythmogenic-cardiomyopathy (ACM) is an inherited heart disease with right, left,or biventricular (BVACM) involvement based on EKG, imaging, family history, andgenetic testing. We present a 64-year-old woman with prior myocarditis and diagnosisof BVACM 29 years later. We propose myocarditis as a promoter of gene expression ofplakophilin-2 mutation. Please click here to read the full case report.

Deep-Learning for Epicardial AdiposeTissue Assessment

Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) volume is a marker of visceral obesity that can be measured in coronarycomputed tomography angiograms (CCTA). The clinical value of integrating this measurement in routine CCTAinterpretation has not been documented. Please click here to read the full publiation.

Multiparametric Stress Echocardiography in the Diagnosis of IOCA and INOCA

We present assessment of chest pain patients by multiparametric dobutamine stress echocardiography to differentiate inducible ischemia with obstructive coronary artery disease and with no obstructive coronary artery disease. In addition to the classical regional wall motion abnormality, we illustrate how coronary flow velocity reserve by Doppler echocardiography assists diagnosing coronary microvascular dysfunction. Please click here … Read more