January CASE: A Fresh Flurry of Reports

The latest issue of CASE is now available with intriguing reports, including “Heart Failure after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation: Application of the Most Impactful Strain Imaging Techniquesby Burke et al. Author Gordon M. Burke, MD, remarked, “Strain imaging provides powerful prognostic value over routine echo measures. Quantitative strain assessments, such as global longitudinal strain and mechanical dispersion, as well as qualitative strain assessments, such as segmental strain curves, can yield meaningful clinical insight regarding underlying cardiac pathology. Our case report presents the clinical application of these techniques in determining the etiology of a patient’s acute decline following a transcatheter aortic valve implantation and in guiding subsequent clinical management.”

In a second Echo Innovation report, authors offer their approach to intracardiac echo as an alternative to TEE when guiding mitral valve edge-to-edge repair. This issue presents two cases in Congenital Heart Disease, including a rare finding of a small aortopulmonary window as the key to survival in a fetus with pulmonary atresia, and an infantile echo report on the cause of reverse differential cyanosis from suprasternal color flow Doppler images. Multimodality Imaging offers two reports, one highlighting advanced imaging techniques in a patient with Loeffler’s endocarditis, and another comparing the imaging findings of echo, CT, and CMR, with the actual surgical pathology of a large RA myxoma. Finally, Veterinary Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine contains a report on the pathology of a double-outlet right atrium in a cat, which is the same in animals as it is in humans.

Dr. Sorrell’s editorial is a continuation of his Sonographer Sound-Off series, recognizing the important contributions of sonographers to both CASE and the Society as a whole, while also addressing some of the insightful sonographer-submitted questions posed during his time as Editor-in-Chief.

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