Publications and Presentations

ASE Funded Research – Publications and Presentations

Rory B. Weiner, MD – 2010 Career Development Award Recipient
Rory Weiner, Michael Picard, Aaron Baggish. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
♦ October 2010: Manuscript published in JACC Cardiovascular Imaging (2010;3(10):1001-9) – The Impact of Endurance Exercise Training on Left Ventricular Torsion
November 2010: Manuscript published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging (2010;3(6):672-8) – Preload Dependency of Left Ventricular Torsion: The Impact of Normal Saline Infusion
May 2011: Abstract #P1-59 published in JASE (2011;24(5):B22-3) – The Impact of Acute Afterload Increase on Left Ventricular Torsion
June 12, 2011: Poster #P1-59 and oral presentation at ASE 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – The Impact of Acute Afterload Increase on Left Ventricular Torsion
November 2011: Abstract #15384 published in Circulation (2011;124(21S):A15384) – Endurance Exercise Training Impairs the Myocardial Response to Acute Pressure Challenge
November 2011: Poster #15384 presented at AHA 2011, Orland, FL – Endurance Exercise Training Impairs the Myocardial Response to Acute Pressure Challenge
Ann Liner, RDCS, FASE – 2009 Cardiovascular Sonographer Research Award Recipient
Echocardiographic Assessment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Induced by Overexpression of C-Myc
Ann Liner, Brian Hoit, Mark Smith. University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
April 24, 2009: Oral presentation to the Departments of Medicine and Pathology, Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH – Is the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Induced by c-Myc Overexpression Reversible?
June 6, 2009: Industry presentation at ASE 2009, Washington, DC - Echocardiographic Assessment of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Induced by Overexpression of c-Myc
September 2009: Manuscript published in in PLoS One (2009;4(9):e7172) – Cell Cycle Re-Entry and Mitochondrial Defects in Myc-Mediated Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure
September 17, 2009: Poster at 2009 Microscope Association and Case Cardiovascular Research Retreat, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – The Role of c-Myc in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
March 6, 2010: Oral presentation to the Northern Ohio Cardiac Imaging Association (NOCIA), University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH – Basic Concepts: Strain, Strain Rate and Torsion
April 23, 2010: Oral presentation to the 2010 Combined Annual Meeting of the Central Society for Clinical Research (CSCR) and Midwestern Section American Federation for Medical Research (MWAFMR), Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH – The Role of E2F1 in the Development of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
May 6, 2010: Poster at the Biomedical Graduate Student Symposium, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH – Dissecting the Role of Myc in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
July 2010: Manuscript published in Echocardiography (2010;27(6):716-721) – Isoproterenol-Induced Myocardial Injury: A Systemic Comparison of Subcutaneous versus Intraperitoneal Delivery in a Rat Model
April 2011: Abstract published in JACC (2011;57(14sS):E291) – Validation of Velocity Vector Imaging Echocardiography with Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Mouse Models of Cardiomyopathy
April 2-5, 2011: Poster presentation at ACC 2011, New Orleans, LA – Validation of Velocity Vector Imaging Echocardiography with Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Mouse Models of Cardiomyopathy
June 2011: Manuscript published in the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Pathology (2011;4(5):521-5) – The Role of E2F1 in the Development of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
October 16, 2011: Presentation at Sanford Brown College, Cleveland, OH – Basic Concepts: Strain, Strain Rate and Torsion
Judy Hung, MD, FASE – 2009 Echo Investigator Award Recipient
Judy Hung1, Orhun Muratoglu1, Gavin Graithwaite2. 1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Campoly, Inc., Boston, MA
October 2010: Manuscript published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions (2010;3(5):499-505) – Polymer Injection Therapy to Reverse Remodel the Papillary Muscles: Efficacy in Reducing Mitral Regurgitation in a Chronic Ischemic Model
September 2011: Manuscript published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging (2011;4(5):506-13) – Diagnostic Value of Vena Contracta Area in the Quantification of Mitral Regurgitation Severity by Color Doppler 3D Echocardiography
December 15, 2011: Manuscript published in The American Journal of Cardiology (2011;108(12):1714-1720) – Impact of Mitral Regurgitation on Exercise Capacity and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Ischemic Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Jacob P. Dal-Bianco, MD – 2008 Career Development Award Recipient & 2009 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition Finalist
Mitral Valve Leaflet Area Quantification: A 3D Echo-Histology Study of Mitral Valve Adaptation in Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
Jacob Dal-Bianco1, Mark Handschumacher1, Elena Aikawa2, Robert Levine1. 1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Center for Molecular Imaging Research, MGH, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
October 28, 2008: Abstract #1134 published in Circulation (2008;118(18s):A_31) – Active Adaptation of the Tethered Mitral Valve: Insights Into a Compensatory Mechanism for Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation
November 8-12, 2008: Poster #1134 and oral presentation at AHA 2008, New Orleans, LA. Finalist for the 2008 Samuel A. Levine Young Clinical Investigator Award Competition – Active Adaptation of the Tethered Mitral Valve: Insights Into a Compensatory Mechanism for Ischemic Mitral
May 2009: Abstract #YIA-4 published in JASE (2009;22(5):544) Mitral Valve Adaptation is Augmented in Myocardial Infarction: A Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic-Histopathologic Follow-Up Study
June 6-10, 2009: Poster #YIA-4 and oral presentation at ASE 2009, Washington, DC. Finalist in the 2009 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition – Mitral Valve Adaptation is Augmented in Myocardial Infarction: A Three-Dimensional Echocardiographic-Histopathologic Follow-Up Study
July 28, 2009: Manuscript published in Circulation (2009;120(4):334-342) – Active Adaptation of the Tethered Mitral Valve: Insights into a Compensatory Mechanism for Functional Mitral Regurgitation
Hiroko Fujii, MD – 2008 Career Development Award Recipient
Molecular Imaging of Stem Cell Therapy Using Targeting Contrast Ultrasound
Hiroko Fujii1, Jonathan Lindner2, Howard Leong-Poi1. 1St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada; 2Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
October 2008: Abstract #0752 published in The Canadian Journal of Cardiology (2008;24(SE)) – Non-invasive Assessment of Endothelial Progenitor Cell Engraftment using Targeted Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound
October 2008: Poster #0752 presented at 2008 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Non-invasive Assessment of Endothelial Progenitor Cell Engraftment using Targeted Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound
September 2009: Manuscript published in Cardiovascular Research (2009;83(4):653-662) – Molecular Imaging of Endothelial Progenitor Cell Engraftment Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound and Targeted Microbubbles
October 2009: Abstract #357 published in Circulation (2009;120(18s):S327-S328) – Dual Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy by Ultrasound-mediated Gene Delivery Decreases Perfusion and Limits Tumor Growth
November 2009: Poster #357 presented at AHA 2009, Orlando, FL – Dual Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy by Ultrasound-mediated Gene Delivery Decreases Perfusion and Limits Tumor Growth
May 2010: Abstract #P2-09 published in JASE (2010;23(5):B38) – Ultrasound-mediated shRNA Plasmid Delivery for Anti-Tumor Gene Therapy
June 14, 2010: Poster #P2-09 presented at ASE 2010, San Diego, CA – Ultrasound-mediated shRNA Plasmid Delivery for Anti-Tumor Gene Therapy
October 2010: Abstract #311 published in The Canadian Journal of Cardiology (2010;26(sD)) – Exploring the Role of VEGF and Angiopoietins in Tumor Angiogenesis using Ultrasound-mediated shRNA Plasmid Delivery
October 23-27, 2010: Poster #311 presented at 2010 Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Exploring the Role of VEGF and Angiopoietins in Tumor Angiogenesis using Ultrasound-mediated shRNA Plasmid Delivery
May 2011: Abstract #P2-02 published in JASE (2011;24(5):B29) – Optimization of Ultrasound-Mediated Anti-Angiogenic Tumor Gene Therapy by Selective Targeting of Vascular Compartments
June 13, 2011: Poster #P2-02 presented at ASE 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Optimization of Ultrasound-Mediated Anti-Angiogenic Tumor Gene Therapy by Selective Targeting of Vascular Compartments
S. Michelle Bierig, MPH, RDCS, FASE – 2008 Cardiovascular Sonographer Research Award Recipient
S. Michelle Bierig, Arthur J. Labovitz, Mark Richards. Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
June 8, 2009: Oral presentation at ASE 2009, Washington, DC – Research Grant Update: The Effect of RV Pacing Site on Measures of Mechanical Ventricular Dysynchrony
G. Hamilton Baker, MD – 2008 Echo Investigator Award Recipient & 2011 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition Finalist
Preload Recruitable Stroke Work derived from Three Dimensional Echocardiographic Pressure: Volume Loop Analysis in Congenital and Pediatric Heart Disease
G. Hamilton Baker, Girish Shirali, Tim McQuinn, Michael Zile, Rickey Carter. Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
November 2009: Manuscript published in Cardiology in the Young (2009;19(s2):35-42) – Innovation in Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Cardiac Computed Tomographic Angiography 
May 2011: Abstract #YIA-3 published in JASE (2011;24(5):B2) – Feasibility of Invasive and Non-invasive Preload Recruitable Stroke Work Derived from Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
June 11-14, 2011: Poster #YIA-3 and oral presentation at ASE 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Finalist in the 2011 Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator’s Award Competition – Feasibility of Invasive and Non-invasive Preload Recruitable Stroke Work Derived from Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
Randolph P. Martin, MD, FASE – 2008 Echo Investigator Award Recipient
Comprehensive Evaluation of the Systemic Right Ventricle by Two-Dimensional Strain Echocardiography in Patients with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries: Impact on Outcomes
Randolph Martin, Andreas Kalogeropoulos, Wendy Book, Maria-Alexandra Pernetz, Michael McConnell, Vasliki Georgiopoulou, Stamatios Lerakis. Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
May 2008: Abstract #P1-27 published in JASE (2008;21(5):525) – Evaluation of Intraventricular Dyssynchrony by Two-Dimensional Strain Echocardiography in Patients with D-Transposition of the Great Vessels
June 8, 2008: Poster #P1-27 presented at ASE 2008, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Evaluation of Intraventricular Dyssynchrony by Two-Dimensional Strain Echocardiography in Patients with D-Transposition of the Great Vessels
May 2009: Abstract #PE-04 published in JASE (2009;22(5):545) – Pulmonary Valve Replacement and Right Ventricular Function in Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
June 8, 2009: Oral presentation of abstract #PE-04 at ASE 2009, Washington, DC – Pulmonary Valve Replacement and Right Ventricular Function in Patients with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
July/August 2009: Manuscript published in the Hellenic Journal of Cardiology (2009;50(4):275-282) – Myocardial Deformation Imaging of the Systemic Right Ventricle by Two-Dimensional Strain Echocardiography in Patients with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries
September 2010: Manuscript published in Echocardiography (2010;27(8):937-945) – Right Ventricular Function in Adult Patients with Eisenmenger Physiology: Insights from Quantitative Echocardiography
April 2011: Abstract published in JACC (2011;57(14sS):E437) – Systemic Right Ventricular Function and Outcomes in Adults with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries with Atrial Switch: The Value of Echocardiographic Quantification
April 2-5, 2011: Poster presented at ACC 2011, New Oreans, LA – Systemic Right Ventricular Function and Outcomes in Adults with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries with Atrial Switch: The Value of Echocardiographic Quantification
May 2011: Abstract #P1-70 published in JASE (2011;24(5):B26) – Systemic Right Ventricular Function in Adults with Transposition of the Great Arteries Post Initiation of β-Blocker Therapy: Insights from Strain Echocardiography
May 2011: Abstract #P2-64 published in JASE (2011;24(5):B49) – Right Ventricular Function After Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Adults with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: Insights from Strain Echocardiography
June 12, 2011: Poster #P1-70 and oral presentation at ASE 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Systemic Right Ventricular Function in Adults with Transposition of the Great Arteries Post Initiation of β-Blocker Therapy: Insights from Strain Echocardiography
June 13, 2011: Poster #P2-64 presented at ASE 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada – Right Ventricular Function After Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Adults with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot: Insights from Strain Echocardiography
Benson A. Babu, MD – 2007 Career Development Award Recipient

October 2008: Abstract #6119 published in Circulation (2008;118(18s):S_1065) – Ultrasound 2D Speckle Tracking Differentiates Stunned from Scarred Myocardium after Acute MI

November 12, 2008: Oral presentation of abstract #6119 at the 2008 AHA Scientific Session, New Orleans, LA – Ultrasound 2D Speckle Tracking Differentiates Stunned from Scarred Myocardium after Acute MI
Aaron L. Baggish, MD – 2007 Career Development Award Recipient
Cardiac Structure, Function, and Exercise Capacity in Competitive Athletes: A Prospective, Longitudinal Investigation of Endurance Athletes
Aaron Baggish1, Malissa Wood1, Michael Picard1, Adolph Hutter1, David Systrom1, James Januzzi1, Francis Wang2. 1Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA; 2Harvard University Health Services, Cambridge, MA

April 2008: Manuscript published in the Journal of Applied Physiology (2008;104(4):1121-1128) – Training-specific Changes in Cardiac Structure and Function: A Prospective and Longitudinal Assessment of Competitive Athletes

September 2008: Manuscript published in the American Journal of Physiology: Heart and Circulatory Physiology (2008;295(3):H1109-H1116) – The Impact of Endurance Exercise Training on Left Ventricular Systolic Mechanics
July 2009: Manuscript published in The American Journal of Cardiology (2009;104(1):101-106) – Impact of Family Hypertension History on Exercise-Induced Cardiac Remodeling
March 2010: Manuscript published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (2010;152(5):269-275) – Cardiovascular Screening in College Athletes with and without Electrocardiography: A Cross-sectional Study
June 2010: Manuscript published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (2010;42(6):1215-1220) – Differences in Cardiac Parameters among Elite Rowers and Subelite Rowers
July 2010: Manuscript published in Circulation: Heart Failure (2010;3(4):472-476) – Long-Term Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid Use is Associated with Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Sanjiv J. Shah, MD – 2007 Career Development Award Recipient

August 2007: Abstract published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure (2007;13(6s2):S162) – Two-Dimensional Echocardiography is Superior to M-mode for the Determination of Left Ventricular Mass: Evidence from a Heart Failure Outcomes Study

September 2007: Poster at Heart Failure Society of America 2007, Baltimore, MD – Two-Dimensional Echocardiography is Superior to M-mode for the Determination of Left Ventricular Mass: Evidence from a Heart Failure Outcomes Study
March 2008: Abstract #1002-19 published in JACC (2008;51(10sA):A38) – Genetic Determinants of Cardiac Contractility: A Genome-Wide Association Study
March 30, 2008: Poster #1002-19 at ACC 2008, Chicago, IL – Genetic Determinants of Cardiac Contractility: A Genome-Wide Association Study
Gillian A. Whalley, PhD, FASE – 2007 Career Development Award Recipient
Meta-Analysis Research Group in Echocardiography (MeRGE) Sub Analyses
Gillian Whalley1, Robert Doughty1, Allan Klein2. 1University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; 2Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH
August 9-12, 2007: Poster at the 2007 Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand – Doppler Restrictive Filling Pattern is an Independent Predictor of Survival in Patients with Heart Failure in Both Ischaemic and Non-Ischaemic Aetiology – Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE)
August 9-12, 2007: Poster the 2007 Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand – What are the Optimal Parameters to Define a Restrictive Filling Pattern in Chronic Heart Failure?
August 9-12, 2007: Poster at the 2007 Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch, New Zealand – The Relationship Between Mortality, Restrictive Mitral Filling, Ejection Fraction and End-Systolic Volume Post-Acute Myocardial Infarction: Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE)
September 2007: Abstract #P1220 published in the European Heart Journal (2007;28(s1):176) – The Prognostic Significance of E:A Ratio in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: Can E:A Alone Predict Survival?
September 2007: Abstract #P2836 published in the European Heart Journal (2007;28(s1):475-476) – Does Mild Left Ventricular Dilation Identify a Subgroup of Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy at Higher Risk of Death?
September 2007: Abstract #P3644 published in the European Heart Journal (2007;28(s1):620) – Age-stratified E:A Ratio Can Identify Patients at High Risk of Death Post AMI
September 2, 2007: Poster #P1220 at the 2007 European Society of Cardiology Congress, Vienna, Austria – The Prognostic Significance of E:A Ratio in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure: Can E:A Alone Predict Survival?
September 3, 2007: Poster #P2836 at the 2007 European Society of Cardiology Congress, Vienna, Austria – Does Mild Left Ventricular Dilation Identify a Subgroup of Patients with Dilated Cardiomyopathy at Higher Risk of Death?
September 4, 2007: Poster #P3644 at the 2007 European Society of Cardiology Congress, Vienna, Austria – Age-stratified E:A Ratio Can Identify Patients at High Risk of Death Post AMI
March 2008: Abstract #901-277 published in JACC (2008;51(10sA):A104) – How Can We Best Define a Restrictive Filling Pattern in Chronic Heart Failure?
March 2008: Abstract #902-265 published in JACC (2008;51(10sA):A109) – Does Restrictive Mitral Filling Pattern on Doppler Echocardiography Predict Readmission in Patients with Heart Failure?
March 2008: Abstract #907-285 published in JACC (2008;51(10sA):A159) – Restrictive Diastolic Filling Pattern is a Predictor of Outcome in Patients Presenting with and without Heart Failure after Acute Myocardial Infarction. Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE-AMI)
March 30, 2008: Poster #901-277 presented at ACC 2008, Chicago, IL – How Can We Best Define a Restrictive Filling Pattern in Chronic Heart Failure?
March 30, 2008: Poster #902-265 presented at ACC 2008, Chicago, IL - Does Restrictive Mitral Filling Pattern on Doppler Echocardiography Predict Readmission in Patients with Heart Failure?
March 30, 2008: Poster #907-285 presented at ACC 2008, Chicago, IL – Restrictive Diastolic Filling Pattern is a Predictor of Outcome in Patients Presenting with and without Heart Failure after Acute Myocardial Infarction. Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE-AMI)
May 2008: Abstract #P1-97 published in JASE (2008;21(5):543) – The Prognostic Power of Mitral Filling Pattern: Is it the Same in all Patients? Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE)
May 2008: Abstract #P3-39 published in JASE (2008;21(5):592) – Doppler Restrictive Filling Pattern is a Useful Addition to NYHA Class in Determining Survival in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure – Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE)
May 2008: Abstract #P3-51 published in JASE (2008;21(5):595) – The Ratio of Deceleration Time to Mitral E Velocity: A Novel Predictor of Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure and Post Acute Myocardial Infarction? Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE)
May 2008: Manuscript published in Circulation (2008;117(20):2591-2598) – Independent Prognostic Importance of a Restrictive Left Ventricular Filling Pattern after Myocardial Infarction: An Individual Patient Meta-Analysis: Meta-Analysis Research Group in Echocardiography Acute Myocardial Infarction
June 8, 2008: Poster #P1-97 presented at ASE 2008, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – The Prognostic Power of Mitral Filling Pattern: Is it the Same in all Patients? Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE)
June 10, 2008: Poster #P3-39 presented at ASE 2008, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Doppler Restrictive Filling Pattern is a Useful Addition to NYHA Class in Determining Survival in Patients with Chronic Heart Failure – Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE)
June 10, 2008: Poster #P3-51 presented at ASE 2008, Toronto, Ontario, Canada – The Ratio of Deceleration Time to Mitral E Velocity: A Novel Predictor of Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure and Post Acute Myocardial Infarction? Results from an Individual Patient Meta-Analysis (MeRGE)
August 7-10, 2008: Poster at the 2008 Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia – Does Restrictive Mitral Filling Pattern on Doppler Echocardiography Predict Readmission in Patients with Heart Failure?
August 7-10, 2008: Poster at the 2008 Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, Australia – Restrictive Filling Pattern and Mortality: Comparison of Individual Patient Versus Literature Based Meta-Analysis
October 2009: Manuscript published in the European Journal of Heart Failure (2009;11(10):929-936) – Independent Relationship of Left Atrial Size and Mortality in Patients with Heart Failure: An Individual Patient Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Data (MeRGE Heart Failure)
December 2009: Manuscript published in the International Journal of Cardiology – Understanding differences in results from literature-based and individual patient meta-analyses: An example from meta-analyses of observational data 
Samantha J. Buckley, BS, RDCS – 2007 Cardiovascular Sonographer Research Award Recipient
May 2007: Abstract #PO6-90 published in Heart Rhythm (2007;4(5):S397) – Advantage of Optimizing V-V Timing in CRT Devices Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Aortic Velocity Time Integral
May 2007: Poster #PO6-90 presented at Heart Rhythm 2007, Denver, CO - Advantage of Optimizing V-V Timing in CRT Devices Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography and Aortic Velocity Time Integral
October 2007: Abstract published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (2007;18(s2):S32) – Lack of Predictors of Optimal RV-LV Delay as Established by Three Dimensional Echocardiography and Aortic Velocity Time Integrals
October 8, 2007: Oral presentation at Venice Arrythmias 2007, Venice, Italy - Lack of Predictors of Optimal RV-LV Delay as Established by Three Dimensional Echocardiography and Aortic Velocity Time Integrals
March 2008: Abstract #804-8 published in JACC (2008;51(10sA):A133-A134) – Poor Reproducibility of Echocardiography Measures of Mechanical Dyssynchrony in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
March 31, 2008: Oral presentation of abstract #804-8 at ACC 2008, Chicago, IL – Poor Reproducibility of Echocardiography Measures of Mechanical Dyssynchrony in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
May 2009: Abstract #PO06-153 published in Heart Rhythm (2009;6(5):S446) – Advantage of Optimizing V-V Timing in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices
May 2009: Poster #PO06-153 at Heart Rhythm 2008, Boston, MA – Advantage of Optimizing V-V Timing in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices
August 2009: Manuscript published in the Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology (2009;25(2):153-158) – Lack of Clinical Predictors of Optimal V-V Delay in Patients with Cardiac Resynchronization Devices
Alan D. Waggoner, MHS, RDCS – 2007 Cardiovascular Sonographer Research Award Recipient
Functional Measurements of Heart Failure and Clinical Outcomes after Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Correlation with Echocardiographic-derived Indices of Left Ventricular Function
Alan Waggoner, Victor Davila-Roman, Lisa de las Fuentes, Marye Gleva. Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
May 2008: Abstract #P1-40 published in JASE (2008;21(5):528) – Correlation of Functional Measurements with Echocardiographic-Derived Indices of Heart Failure and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Receiving Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
June 8, 2008: Poster #P1-40 presented at ASE 2008, Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Correlation of Functional Measurements with Echocardiographic-Derived Indices of Heart Failure and Clinical Outcomes in Patients Receiving Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, MD, FASE – 2007 Echo Investigator Award Recipient
Correlation Between Changes in Functional Mitral Regurgitation and Diastolic Dysfunction and Changes in BNP Level and Wall Stress During Hospitalization for Heart Failure and their Significance in Predicting Outcome
Karthikeyan Ananthasubramaniam, Mohammed Abu-Mahfouz, Mohsin Alam, David Lanfear, James McCord, John Schairer. Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
May 2010: Abstract #P2-46 published in JASE (2010;23(5):B49) – The Significance of Functional Mitral Regurgitation, Diastolic Dysfunction and BNP Level in Predicting Outcomes in Patients with Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure
June 8, 2010: Poster #P2-46 presented at ASE 2010, San Diego, CA - The Significance of Functional Mitral Regurgitation, Diastolic Dysfunction and BNP Level in Predicting Outcomes in Patients with Decompensated Congestive Heart Failure 
Victor Mor-Avi, PhD, FASE – 2007 Echo Investigator Award Recipient
Real-Time Three Dimensional Echocardiographic Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion
Victor Mor-Avi1, Enrico Caiani2, Patrick Coon1, Elizabeth Holper1, Roberto Lang1. 1University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; 2Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy
March 2008: Abstract #903-284 published in JACC (2008;51(10sA):A123) – Registration of Contrast-Enhanced Real-Time 3D Echocardiographic Images for Volumetric Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion
March 30, 2008: Poster #903-284 presented at ACC 2008, Chicago, IL - Registration of Contrast-Enhanced Real-Time 3D Echocardiographic Images for Volumetric Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion
September 14-17, 2008: Oral presentation at 2008 IEEE Transactions on Computers in Cardiology, Bologna, Italy – Semi-automated Segmentation and Registration of Triggered Real-Time 3D Echocardiographic Images as a Basis for Volumetric Analysis of Myocardial Perfusion
March 2009: Abstract #0914-3 published in JACC (2009;53(10sA):A288) – Volumetric Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion Using Analysis of Multidetector Computed Tomography Three-Dimensional Datasets: Comparison with Nuclear Perfusion Imaging
March 6-10, 2009: Poster at the 2009 European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria – Volumetric Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion Using Analysis of Multidetector Computed Tomography Three-Dimensional Datasets: Comparison with Nuclear Perfusion Imaging
March 29, 2009: Poster #0914-3 presented at ACC 2009, Orlando, FL – Volumetric Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion Using Analysis of Multidetector Computed Tomography Three-Dimensional Datasets: Comparison with Nuclear Perfusion Imaging
June 2009: Manuscript published in the European Journal of Echocardiography (2009;10(4):485-490) – Semi-automated Analysis of Dynamic Changes in Myocardial Contrast from Real-Time 3D Echocardiographic Images as a Basis for Volumetric Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion
September 13-16, 2009: Oral presentation at 2009 IEEE Transactions on Computers in Cardiology, Park City, UT – Volumetric Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion Using Analysis of Multi-detector Computed Tomography 3D Datasets: Comparison with Nuclear Perfusion Imaging
February 2010: Manuscript published in European Radiology (2010;20(2):337-347) – Volumetric Quantification of Myocardial Perfusion Using Analysis of Multi-detector Computed 3D Datasets: Comparison with Nuclear Perfusion Imaging