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Recommendations

This page provides links to the main recommendations published by the EACVI covering the Valvular Heart Diseases. They provide guidance for clinical practice.



Update of the EACVI Echocardiography Core Syllabus
Bernard Cosyns, Madalina Garbi, Jadranka Separovic, Agnes Pasquet, Patrizio Lancellotti, and On behalf of the Education Committee of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging Association (EACVI)
Reference:
Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging (2013) 14 (9): 837-839

Executive summary for the echocardiographic assessment of native valvular regurgitation
Patrizio Lancellotti, Christophe Tribouilloy, Andreas Hagendorff, Bogdan A. Popescu, Thor Edvardsen, Luc A. Pierard, Luigi Badano and Jose L. Zamorano
Reference:
European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2013) 14, 611–644

Image Acquisition and Display Using Three-Dimensional Echocardiography
Roberto M. Lang, Luigi P. Badano, Wendy Tsang,David H. Adams, Eustachio Agricola, Thomas Buck, Francesco F. Faletra, Andreas Franke, Judy Hung, Leopoldo Pérez de Isla, Otto Kamp, Jaroslaw D. Kasprzak, Patrizio Lancellotti, Thomas H. Marwick, Marti L. McCulloch, Mark J. Monaghan, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Natesa G. Pandian, Patricia A. Pellikka, Mauro Pepi, David A. Roberson, Stanton K. Shernan, Girish S. Shirali, Lissa Sugeng, Folkert J. Ten Cate, Mani A. Vannan, Jose Luis Zamorano and William A. Zoghbi
Reference:
European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2012) 13, 1–46

Use of echocardiography in new transcatheter interventions for valvular heart disease
Jose L. Zamorano1, Luigi P. Badano, Charles Bruce, Kwan-Leung Chan, Alexandra Gonc¸alves, Rebecca T. Hahn, Martin G. Keane, Giovanni La Canna, Mark J. Monaghan, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Frank E. Silvestry, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Linda D. Gillam
Reference:
EJE (2011) 12, 557–584

Practice of echocardiography in infective endocarditis
Gilbert Habib (France), Luigi Badano (Italy), Christophe Tribouilloy (France), Isidre Vilacosta (Spain), and Jose Luis Zamorano (Spain)
Reference:
EJE (2010) 11, 202–219

Reporting perioperative transoesophageal echo studies
Robert Feneck, J. Kneeshaw, K. Fox, D. Bettex, J. Erb, F. Flaschkampf, F. Guarracino, M. Ranucci, M. Seeberger, E. Sloth, H. Tschernich, P. Wouters, Jose Zamorano
Reference:
EJE (2010) 11, 387-393

Assessment of valvular regurgitation. Part 1: aortic and pulmonary regurgitation
Patrizio Lancellotti (Chair), Christophe Tribouilloy, Andreas Hagendorff, Luis Moura, Bogdan A. Popescu, Eustachio Agricola, Jean-Luc Monin, Luc A. Pierard, Luigi Badano, Jose L. Zamorano
Reference:
EJE (2010) 11, 223–244

Assessment of valvular regurgitation. Part 2: mitral and tricuspid regurgitation
Patrizio Lancellotti (Chair), Christophe Tribouilloy, Andreas Hagendorff, Luis Moura, Bogdan A. Popescu, Eustachio Agricola, Jean-Luc Monin, Luc A. Pierard, Luigi Badano, and Jose L. Zamorano
Reference:
EJE (2010) 11, 307–332

Echocardiographic assessment of valve stenosis
Baumgartner H, Hung J, Bermejo J, Chambers JB, Evangelista A, Griffin BP, Iung B, Otto CM, Pellikka PA, Quiñones M 
Comment:
The aim of this paper was to detail the recommended approach to the echocardiographic evaluation of valve stenosis, including recommendations for specific measures of stenosis severity, details of data acquisition and measurement, and grading of severity.
Reference:
EJE (2009) Jan; 10(1):1-25

Chamber quantification
Roberto M. Lang, Michelle Bierig, Richard B. Devereux, Frank A. Flachskampf, Elyse Foster, Patricia A. Pellikka, Michael H. Picard, Mary J. Roman, James Seward, Jack Shanewise, Scott Solomon, Kirk T. Spencer, Martin St. John Sutton, William Stewart
Comment:
This document reviews the technical aspects on how to perform quantitative chamber measurements of morphology and function, which is a component of every complete echocardiographic examination.
Reference:
J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2005 Dec;18(12):1440-63