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May 2018 Br J Cardiol 2018;25:63–8 doi:10.5837/bjc.2018.014 Online First

3D echocardiography: benefits and steps to wider implementation

Kevin Cheng, Mark J Monaghan, Antoinette Kenny, Bushra Rana, Rick Steeds, Claire Mackay, DeWet van der Westhuizen

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Chamber dimensions and function: superior endocardial visualisation and freedom from geometric modelling Left ventricular volume and function The majority of echocardiographic studies are performed to investigate left ventricular (LV) chamber dimensions and LV ejection fraction (LVEF).1 Current methods via two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography (2DE) are operator-dependent, relying on the visual interpretation of moving images, and succumb to inter- and intra-observer variability and poor test–retest reliability.2-4 To calculate a volume, geometric modelling of chamber shape must be performed and consequently, LVEF estimation from 2DE is sub

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What’s hot in cardiorenal medicine

December 2013 Br J Cardiol 2013;20:133-5

What’s hot in cardiorenal medicine

Drs Kathryn Watson and Alice Zheng

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Advances in imaging and diagnosis Dr Nik Abidin (Consultant Cardiologist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust) kicked off the theme of ‘Advances in diagnosis’ with a tantalising taster of the future of echocardiography, and a demonstration of what is already possible. Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a high incidence of cardiac dysfunction, with 75% of patients with significant CKD demonstrating left ventricular hypertrophy. In such patients, left ventricular dilatation occurs late with advanced disease, and left ventricular mass is an earlier predictor of cardiac mortality. An increase in left atrium size is the downstream

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