Spring Into April CASE

The latest issue of CASE is now available with intriguing reports, including “Transesophageal Echocardiographic Planning and Neo–Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Assessment for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation Using Novel Software” by Bartkowiak et. al. Author Joanna Bartkowiak, MD, remarked, “Patients with severe, symptomatic degenerative mitral stenosis who may be candidates for transcatheter mitral valve replacement, require pre-procedural imaging to assess appropriate valve size and risk of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction (LVOTO). A novel postprocessing TEE software facilitates assessment of LVOTO risk, which may be particularly helpful in patients with urgent need for transcatheter MV implantation and contraindication for contrast-enhanced computed tomography.”

In addition to that report on the remarkable advances in TEE guidance of transcatheter mitral valve implantation, this issue presents a second case in the Echo Innovation category, serving up a striking GLS bullseye display in a patient with an apical-variant hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Cases in the Congenital Heart Disease account for the valuable role of echo in a patient with partial Shone complex, as well as the various complications that can arise with a cor triatriatum dexter finding. Rare But Deadly Findings presents a case of ventricular septal rupture in a patient who experienced a motor vehicle accident, while this issue concludes with a report in Veterinary Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine demonstrating a Gerbode defect with echo/Doppler in a dog that suffered thoracic trauma. Read up on Dr. Sorrell’s editorial to review spatial, temporal, and contrast resolution as they relate to multimodality cardiovascular (CV) imaging and reasons to perform one test over another.

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