Reference Resources

Cardiac Imaging

  1. Hospital-Level Variation in Use of Cardiovascular Testing for Adults with Incident Heart Failure. Findings from the Cardiovascular Research Network Heart Failure Study
    JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, July 2014 – Steven A. Farmer et al.
    J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2014;7(7):690-700
  1. Editorial Comment – Cardiovascular Imaging Utilization: Boom or Bust?
    JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, July 2014 – Pamela S. Douglas
    J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2014;7(7):701-702
  1. Editor’s Page – An Unfolding View of Imaging: When Perception Becomes Unreal!
    JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, July 2014 – Leslee Shaw et al.
    J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2014;7(7):745-747
  1. Achieving High-Value Cardiac Imaging: Challenges and Opportunities
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, January 2014 – David H. Wiener
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2014;27(1):1-7
  1. The Miracle of Echocardiography: A Clinician’s Retrospective
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, March 1997 – Alfred F. Parisi
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 1997;10(2):97-106

3D Echocardiography for Clinical Decision-Making

  1. Feasibility and Clinical Decision-Making with 3D Echocardiography in Routine Practice
    Heart, April 2008 – J.L. Hare et al.
    Heart 2008;94(4):440–445

Aortic Regurgitation and Stenosis

  1. Outcomes After Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Severe Aortic Regurgitation and Markedly Reduced Left Ventricular Function
    Circulation, November 2002 – Hari P. Chaliki et al.
    Circulation 2002;106(21):2687-2693
  1. Doppler Echocardiography in Adults with Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis
    JAMA Internal Medicine (formerly Archives of Internal Medicine), December 1998 – Catherine M. Otto and Alan S. Pearlman
    Arch Intern Med 1988;148(12):2553-2560

Athlete’s Heart

  1. Echocardiography: Profiling of the Athlete’s Heart
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, September 2014 – Timothy E. Paterick et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2014;27(9):940-948

Atrial Fibrillation

  1. Use of Transesophageal Echocardiography to Guide Cardioversion in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
    The New England Journal of Medicine, May 2001 – Allan L. Klein et al.
    N Engl J Med 2001;344(19):1411-1420
  1. Cost-Effectiveness of Transesophageal Echocardiographic-Guided Cardioversion: A Decision Analytic Model for Patients Admitted to the Hospital with Atrial Fibrillation
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology, January 1997 – Todd B. Seto et al.
    J Am Coll Cardiol 1997;29(1):122-130

Cardiac Amyloidosis

  1. Prognostic Significance of Strain Doppler Imaging in Light-Chain Amyloidosis
    JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, April 2010 – Jun Koyama and Rodney H. Falk
    J Am Coll Cardiol Img 2010;3(4):333-342
  1. Prognostic Significance of Doppler Measures of Diastolic Function in Cardiac Amyloidosis. A Doppler Echocardiographic Study
    Circulation, March 1991 – Allan L. Klein et al.
    Circulation 1991;83(3):808-816

Cardio-Oncology

  1. Expert Consensus for Multimodality Imaging Evaluation of Adult Patients during and after Cancer Therapy: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, September 2014 – Juan Carlos Plana et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2014;27(9):911-939
  1. Independent and Incremental Value of Deformation Indices for Prediction of Trastuzumab-Induced Cardiotoxicity
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, May 2013 – Kazuaki Negishi et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2013;26(5):493-498
  1. Assessment of Echocardiography and Biomarkers for the Extended Prediction of Cardiotoxicity in Patients Treated with Anthracyclines, Taxanes, and Trastuzumab
    Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, September 2012 – Heloisa Sawaya et al.
    Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2012;5(5):596-603
  1. Role of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in Breast Cancer: Comparison with Two-Dimensional Echocardiography, Multiple-Gated Acquisition Scans, and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Journal of Clinical Oncology, July 2010 – Jonathan Walker et al.
    J Clin Oncol 2010. 2010;28(21):3429-3436 

Congenital Heart Disease

  1. Feasibility and Effectiveness of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in Diagnosing Congenital Heart Disease
    Pediatric Cardiology, October 2013 – Saad Khoshhal
    Pediatr Cardiol 2013;34(7):1525-1531
  1. New Directives in Cardiac Imaging: Imaging the Adult with Congenital Heart Disease
    Canadian Journal of Cardiology, July 2013 – Jonathan D. Windram et al.
    Can J Cardiol 2013;29(7):830-840

Congestive Heart Failure

  1. Prophylactic Defibrillator Implantation in Patients with Nonischemic Dilated Cardiomyopathy
    The New England Journal of Medicine, May 2004 – Alan Kadish et al.
    N Engl J Med 2004;350(21):2151-2158
  1. Prophylactic Implantation of a Defibrillator in Patients with Myocardial Infarction and Reduced Ejection Fraction
    The New England Journal of Medicine, March 2002 – Arthur J. Moss et al.
    N Engl J Med 2002;346(12):877-883
  1. Doppler Tissue Imaging: A Noninvasive Technique for Evaluation of Left Ventricular Relaxation and Estimation of Filling Pressures
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology, November 1997 – Sherif F. Nagueh et al.
    J Am Coll Cardiol 1997;30(6):1527-1533

Coronary Artery Disease (see also Stress Echocardiography)

  1. Early Noninvasive Evaluation of Coronary Flow Reserve after Angioplasty in the Left Anterior Descending Coronary Artery Identifies Patients at High Risk of Restenosis at Follow-Up
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, August 2012 – Massimo Ruscazio et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2012;25(8):902-910

Genetic Cardiac Disorders 

  1. Editorial Comment – Echocardiography: A Requisite Friend of the Cardiac Geneticist
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, July 2011 – Robert Roberts
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2011;24(7):790-791

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

  1. Tissue Doppler Imaging Predicts the Development of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy in Subjects with Subclinical Disease
    Circulation, July 2003 – Sherif F. Nagueh et al.
    Circulation 2003;108(4):395-398

Mitral Valve Regurgitation and Repair

  1. Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation: Long-Term Outcome and Prognostic Implications with Quantitative Doppler Assessment
    Circulation, April 2001 – Francesco Grigioni et al.
    Circulation 2001;103(13):1759-1764
  1. Functional Anatomy of Mitral Regurgitation: Accuracy and Outcome Implications of Transesophageal Echocardiography
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology, October 1999 – Maurice Enriquez-Sarano et al.
    J Am Coll Cardiol 1999;34(4):1129-36

Prosthetic Valve Function

  1. Editorial Comment – The Challenge of Assessing Heart Valve Prostheses by Doppler Echocardiography
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, April 2009 – Helmut Baumgartner
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2009;22(4):394-395

Pulmonary Hypertension

  1. Prognostic Value of Echocardiographic Changes in Patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Receiving Parenteral Prostacyclin Therapy
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, July 2014 – Adriano Tonelli et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2014;27(7):733-741
  1. Accuracy and Precision of Echocardiography versus Right Heart Catheterization for the Assessment of Pulmonary Hypertension
    International Journal of Cardiology, October 2013 – Michele D’Alto et al.
    Int J Cardiol 2013;168(4):4058-4062
  1. Estimation of Pulmonary Pressures and Diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension by Doppler Echocardiography: A Retrospective Comparison of Routine Echocardiography and Invasive Hemodynamics
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, May 2013 – Stéphane Lafitte et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2013;26(5):457-463
  1. Can Pulmonary Hypertension and Increased Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Be Ruled in and Ruled Out by Echocardiography?
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, May 2013 – Odd Bech-Hanssen et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2013;26(5):469-478
  1. Echocardiography in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: From Diagnosis to Prognosis
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, January 2013 – Eduardo Bossone et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2013;26(1):1-14
  1. Diagnostic Accuracy of Echocardiography for Pulmonary Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
    Heart, April 2011 – Surinder Janda et al.
    Heart 2011;97(8):612-622

Stress Echocardiography

  1. Prognostic Implications of Stress Echocardiography and Impact on Patient Outcomes: An Effective Gatekeeper for Coronary Angiography and Revascularization
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, August 2010 – Siu-Sun Yao et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2010;23(8):832-839
  1. Stress Echocardiography for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease: An Evidence-Based Analysis
    Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series, June 2010 – Medical Advisory Secretariat
    Ont Health Technol Assess Ser [Internet] 2010;10(9):1-61
  1. Incremental Cost-Effectiveness of Exercise Echocardiography vs. SPECT Imaging for the Evaluation of Stable Chest Pain
    European Heart Journal, October 2006 – Leslee J. Shaw et al.
    Eur Heart J 2006;27(20):2448-2458
  1. Stress Echocardiography for the Diagnosis and Risk Stratification of Patients with Suspected or Known Coronary Artery Disease: A Critical Appraisal. Supported by the British Society of Echocardiography
    Heart, April 2005 – Roxy Senior et al.
    Heart 2005;91(4):427-436

Contrast-Enhanced Echocardiography

  1. Impact of Contrast Echocardiography on Evaluation of Ventricular Function and Clinical Management in a Large Prospective Cohort.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology, March 2009 – Mustafa Kurt et al.
    J Am Coll Cardiol, 2009;53(9):802-810
  1. Analysis of Left Ventricular Volumes and Function: A Multicenter Comparison of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Cine Ventriculography, and Unenhanced and Contrast-Enhanced Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, March 2014 – Rainer Hoffmann et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 2014;27(3):292-301

Other ASE Publications Focused on the Future of Cardiovascular Ultrasound

  1. American Society of Echocardiography Cardiovascular Technology and Research Summit: A Roadmap for 2020
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, April 2013 – Patricia A. Pellikka et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2013;26(4):325-338
  1. A Suggested Roadmap for Cardiovascular Ultrasound Research for the Future
    Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, April 2011 – Sanjiv Kaul et al.
    J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2011;24(4):455-464

CMS finalized increase to echo code 93306 and accepted the cardiology community’s proposal that prevents cuts to echoes with contrast