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Delineation of the Etiology of a Mass-Like Echo Density in the Left Ventricle Using Three-Dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiography.
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PMID:  22404456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (3DTTE) provides an incremental value in the delineation of various cardiac pathologies. In this study, two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography (2DTTE) of a 56-year-old patient showing a prominent echo density suggestive of a mass in the left ventricle probably attached to the ventricular side of the anterior mitral leaflet, is reported. Systematic cropping of the 3DTTE dataset showed the mass to be a calcified mitral strut chord viewed in cross section. This is well visualized in the accompanying movie clip. This case highlights the advantage of 3DTTE in which the whole of the ventricle including the mitral valve apparatus is captured in the dataset facilitating cropping at any desired angulation. (Echocardiography ****;**:1-3).
Authors:
Shivlal Pandey; Selvin Sudhakar; Navin C Nanda; Valerie Zarza-Geron; Adil-Ahmed Patel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-3-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
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