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Echocardiography

Recommendation papers and consensus documents on Echocardiography released by EACVI

Non-Invasive Imaging


Daniel Saura, Raluca Dulgheru, Luis Caballero, Anne Bernard, Seisyou Kou,Natalia Gonjilashvili, George D. Athanassopoulos, Daniele Barone, Monica Baroni,Nuno Cardim, Andreas Hagendorff, Krasimira Hristova, Teresa Lopez, Gonzalo de la Morena, Bogdan A. Popescu, Martin Penicka, Tolga Ozyigit, Jose David Rodrigo Carbonero, Nico Van De Veire, Ralph Stephan Von Bardeleben, Dragos Vinereanu, Jose Luis Zamorano, Ann-Stephan Gori, Bernard Cosyns, Erwan Donal, Gilbert Habib, Karima Addetia, Roberto M. Lang, Luigi P. Badano, and Patrizio Lancellotti

Patrizio Lancellotti, Christophe Tribouilloy, Andreas Hagendorff, Bogdan A. Popescu, Thor Edvardsen, Luc A. Pierard, Luigi Badano and
Jose L. Zamorano, On behalf of the Scientific Document Committee of the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging: Thor Edvardsen, Oliver Bruder, Bernard Cosyns, Erwan Donal, Raluca Dulgheru, Maurizio Galderisi, Patrizio Lancellotti, Denisa Muraru, Koen Nieman, Rosa Sicari

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Jul;14(7):611-44. doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jet105. Epub 2013 Jun 3.

 Luigi P. Badano, Marcelo H. Miglioranza, Thor Edvardsen, Alexandre Siciliano Colafranceschi, Denisa Muraru, Fernando Bacal, Koen Nieman, Giacomo Zoppellaro, Fabiana G. Marcondes Braga, Thomas Binder, Gilbert Habib, Patrizio Lancellotti

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2015) 16, 919–948 doi:10.1093/ehjci/jev139

Alessia Gimelli, Patrizio Lancellotti, Luigi P. Badano, Massimo Lombardi, Bernhard Gerber, Sven Plein, Danilo Neglia, Thor Edvardsen, Anastasia Kitsiou, Arthur J.H.A. Scholte, Stephen Schroder, Bernard Cosyns, Paola Gargiulo, Jose Luis Zamorano and Pasquale Perrone-Filardi

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2015) 16, 119–146 doi:10.1093/ehjci/jeu210

Roberto M. Lang, Luigi P. Badano,Victor Mor-Avi Jonathan Afilalo, Anderson Armstrong,Laura Ernande, Frank A. Flachskampf, Elyse Foster, Steven A.Goldstein, Tatiana Kuznetsova, Patrizio Lancellotti, Denisa Muraru, MichaelH. Picard, Ernst R. Rietzschel, Lawrence Rudski, Kirk T. Spencer,Wendy Tsang and Jens-Uwe Voigt

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2015) 16, 233–271 doi:10.1093/ehjci/jev014

Patrizio Lancellotti, Stefan D. Anker, Erwan Donal, Thor Edvardsen, Bogdan A. Popescu, Dimitrios Farmakis, Gerasimos Filippatos, Gilbert Habib,Aldo P. Maggioni, Guy Jerusalemand Maurizio Galderisi

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2015) 16, 466–470 doi:10.1093/ehjci/jev024

Thomas H. Marwick, Thierry C. Gillebert, Gerard Aurigemma, Julio Chirinos, Genevieve Derumeaux, Maurizio Galderisi, John Gottdiener, BrianHaluska, Elizabeth Ofili, Patrick Segers, Roxy Senior, Robyn J. Tapp and Jose L. Zamorano

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2015) 16, 577–605 doi:10.1093/ehjci/jev076

Patrizio Lancellotti, Susanna Price, Thor Edvardsen, Bernard Cosyns, Aleksandar N. Neskovic,  Raluca Dulgheru, Frank A. Flachskampf, Christian Hassager, Agnes Pasquet, Luna Gargani, Maurizio Galderisi, Nuno Cardim, Kristina H. Haugaa, Arnaud Ancion, Jose-Luis Zamorano, Erwan Donal, Hector Bueno and Gilbert Habib

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging doi:10.1093/ehjci/jeu210

European Heart Journal - Cardiovascular Imaging Advance Access published November 6, 2014

Jens-Uwe Voigt, Gianni Pedrizzetti, Peter Lysyansky, Tom H. Marwick,Helen Houle, Rolf Baumann, Stefano Pedri, Yasuhiro Ito, Yasuhiko Abe, Stephen Metz, Joo Hyun Song, Jamie Hamilton, Partho P. Sengupta, Theodore J. Kolias, Jan d’Hooge, Gerard P. Aurigemma, James D. Thomas, and Luigi Paolo Badano

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2015) 16, 1–11doi:10.1093/ehjci/jeu184

Bogdan A. Popescu,Alexandros Stefanidis,Petros Nihoyannopoulos, KevinF. Fox,Simon Ray, Nuno Cardim, FaustoRigo, Luigi P. Badano, AlanG. Fraser,Fausto Pinto, Jose Luis Zamorano, Gilbert Habib, GeraldMaurer, Patrizio Lancellotti

Document reviewers:Maria Joao Andrade, Erwan Donal, Thor Edvardsen and Albert Varga

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2014) 15, 717–727 doi:10.1093/ehjci/jeu039

Aleksandar N. Neskovic, Thor Edvardsen, Maurizio Galderisi, Madalina Garbi, Giuseppe Gullace, Ruxandra Jurcut, Havard Dalen, Andreas Hagendorff and Patrizio Lancellotti, for the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging

Document Reviewers: Bogdan A. Popescu, Rosa Sicari and Alexander Stefanidis

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2014) 15, 956–960 doi:10.1093/ehjci/jeu081

Frank A. Flachskampf, Patrick F. Wouters, Thor Edvardsen, Artur Evangelista, Gilbert Habib, Piotr Hoffman, Rainer Hoffmann, Patrizio Lancellotti, Mauro Pepi

Document reviewers: Erwan Donal and Fausto Rigo

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2014) 15, 353–365

Bernard Cosyns, Madalina Garbi, Jadranka Separovic, Agnes Pasquet, Patrizio Lancellotti, and On behalf of the Education Committee of the European Association o f Cardiovascular Imaging Association (EACVI)

Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging (2013) 14 (9): 837-839

Patrizio Lancellotti, Christophe Tribouilloy, Andreas Hagendorff, Bogdan A. Popescu, Thor Edvardsen, Luc A. Pierard, Luigi Badano and Jose L. Zamorano

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2013) 14, 611–644

Luigi Badano, Patrizio Lancellotti, Jose Luis Zamorano

Eur Heart J (2013) 34 (5): 321-326

Aleksandar N. Neskovic*, Andreas Hagendorff, Patrizio Lancellotti,
Fabio Guarracino, Albert Varga, Bernard Cosyns, Frank A. Flachskampf,
Bogdan A. Popescu, Luna Gargani, Jose Luis Zamorano, and Luigi P. Badano

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2013) 14, 1–11

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*

European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2012) 13, 1–46   

Luc Mertens, Istvan Seri, Jan Marek, Romaine Arlettaz, Piers Barker, Patrick McNamara, Anita J. Moon-Grady, Patrick D. Coon, Shahab Noori, John Simpson, Wyman W. Lai

EJE (2011) 12,715-736

Jose L. Zamorano*, 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

EJE (2011) 12, 557–584

 Maurizio Galderisi*, Michael Y. Henein, Jan D'hooge, Rosa Sicari, Luigi P. Badano, Josè Luis Zamorano and Jos R.T.C Roelandt  

EJE (2011) 12, 339-353    

Victor Mor-Avi, Roberto M. Lang, Luigi P. Badano, Marek Belohlavek, Nuno Miguel Cardim, Genevieve Derumeaux, Maurizio Galderisi, Thomas Marwick, Sherif F. Nagueh, Partho P. Sengupta, Rosa Sicari, Otto A. Smiseth, Beverly Smulevitz, Masaaki Takeuchi, James D. Thomas, Mani Vannan, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Jose Luis Zamorano

EJE (2011) 12, 167–205  

Rosa Sicari*, Maurizio Galderisi, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Gilbert Habib, Jose L. Zamorano, Patricio Lancellotti, and Luigi P. Badano 

EJE (2011) 12, 85–87  

(France), Luigi Badano (Italy), Christophe Tribouilloy (France), Isidre Vilacosta (Spain), and Jose Luis Zamorano (Spain)

EJE (2010) 11, 202–219  -  Slideset version

Arturo Evangelista*, Frank A. Flachskampf, Raimund Erbel, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Guido Rocchi, Rosa Sicari, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Jose Zamorano 

EJE (2010) 11, 645–658 

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 

EJE (2010) 11, 387-393

F.A. Flachskampf, L. Badano, W.G. Daniel, R.O. Feneck, K.F. Fox, Alan G. Fraser, Agnes Pasquet, M. Pepi, L. Perez de Isla , Jose Zamorano

EJE (2010) 11:557-576

Mauro Pepi (Chair), Arturo Evangelista, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Frank A. Flachskampf, George Athanassopoulos, Paolo Colonna, Gilbert Habib, E. Bernd Ringelstein, Rosa Sicari, Jose Luis Zamorano  

EJE (2010) 11:461-476 

Lawrence G. Rudski (Chair), Wyman W. Lai, Jonathan Afilalo, Lanqi Hua, Mark D. Handschumacher, Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran, Scott D. Solomon, Eric K. Louie, Nelson B. Schiller

FASE (2010) 23:685-713

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

EJE  (2010) 11, 223–244 

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  

 

EJE (2010) 11, 307–332

Bogdan A. Popescu, Maria J. Andrade, Luigi P. Badano, Kevin F. Fox, Frank A. Flachskampf, Patrizio Lancellotti, Albert Varga, Rosa Sicari, Arturo Evangelista, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Jose L. Zamorano 

EJE (2009) 10: 893-905 - Slideset format

  Senior R, Becher H, Monaghan M, Agati L, Zamorano J, Vanoverschelde JL, Nihoyannopoulos P
 EJE (2009) 10: 194-212 - Slideset format
Comment: This paper examines the evidence for contrast echocardiography, both for improving assessment of left ventricular structure and function compared with unenhanced echocardiography and for the identification of myocardial perfusion.   

Baumgartner H, Hung J, Bermejo J, Chambers JB, Evangelista A, Griffin BP, Iung B, Otto CM, Pellikka PA, Quiñones M

EJE (2009) Jan; 10(1):1-25 -  Slideset format

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.  

 Nagueh SF, Appleton CP, Gillebert TC, FESC, Marino PN, FESC, Oh JK, Smiseth OA, FESC, Waggoner AD, Flachskampf FA, FESC, Pellikka PA, Evangelista A

EJE (2009) 10(2):165-193

Comment: Echocardiography has played a central role in the evaluation of LV diastolic function over the past two decades. The purposes of this document is to provide a comprehensive review of the techniques and the significance of diastolic parameters, as well as recommendations for nomenclature and reporting of diastolic data in adults.  

  • Standardization of performance, digital storage and reporting of echocardiographic studies

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Arturo Evangelista, Frank Flachskampf, Patrizio Lancellotti, Luigi Badano, Rio Aguilar, Mark Monaghan, José Zamorano, Petros Nihoyannopoulos

EJE (July 2008; 9): 438 - 448

Comment: The aim of these recommendations is to provide a European Consensus document on the minimum acceptable requirements for the clinical practice of echocardiography today and thus to improve the quality and consistency of echocardiographic practice in Europe. The enclosed Annexes would be helpful to guide reporting in several heart diseases  (Annex II) or for whom who would like to develop computerized reporting softwares (Annexe I and  Annexe III). 

Rosa Sicari, Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Arturo Evangelista, Jaroslav Kasprzak, Patrizio Lancellotti, Don Poldermans, Jens-Uwe Voigt, Jose Luis Zamorano

EJE (July 2008; 9): 415 - 437 -  Slideset format

Comment: Extensive review of stress echocardiography. Modalities, indications, diagnostic criteria, diagnostic and prognostic values, training issues to improve the quality and consistency of  stress echocardiography practice . 

P. Nihoyannopoulos, Kevin Fox, Alan Fraser, Fausto Pinto 

EJE (January 2007; 8): 80 - 87

Comment: Laboratory standards have been set by the European Association of Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology, in order to homogenize the practice of echocardiography in Europe and therefore ultimately, to protect patients. These standards have been developed for transthoracic, transesophageal and stress Echocardiography into two levels; the basic level, set to provide basic laboratory standards for an optimal clinical service and the advanced level, which is set to establish a fewer number of advanced laboratories in each country, where by in addition to basic standards, they may be providing extensive teaching and research. 

Kevin F. Fox, Bogdan A. Popescu, Sophie Janiszewski, P. Nihoyannopoulos, A.G. Fraser 

EJE (January 2007; 8): 74 - 79

Comment: This report summarises the accreditation process, the details and the numbers of applicants and their progress through the Accreditation scheme. This report provides evidence that the EAE Accreditation schemes have been effective in establishing a standard for the echocardiographic practice and an accreditation that is effectively organised, reliable and robust. 

Alan G. Fraser, Petros Nihoyannopoulos 

EJE  (2006) 7, 264-267

Comment: Summary of the mission of the EAE and the future perspective of the EAE. Stock of our achievements and reflect on priorities for the next stages of our development . 

Alan G. Fraser, P.T. Buser, J.J. Bax, W.R. Dassen, P. Nihoyannopoulos, J. Schwitter, J.M. Knuuti,  M. Höher, F. Bengel, A. Szatmari

EJE (2006) 7, 264-267

Comment: Advances in medical imaging make now it possible to investigate any patient with cardiovascular disease using multiple methods which vary widely in their technical requirements, benefits, limitations and costs. This document summarises the principle that should guide developments in cardiovascular diagnostic services. 
   

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 

J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2005 Dec;18(12):1440-63

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.  

Kevin F. Fox, Frank Flachskampf, Jose Luis Zamorano, Luigi Badano, Alan G. Fraser, Fausto J. Pinto 

 

EJE (2004) 5, 320-325

Comment: This report describes the setting, organisation and evaluation of the first written examination held during EUROECHO 7 meeting on December 2003.

Flachskampf FA, Decoodt P, Fraser AG, Daniel WG, , Roelandt JR

EJE (2001 Mar2(1)):8-21

Comment: These recommendations describe the minimal requirements for a complete transoesophageal echocardiography examination and thus to improve the quality and consistency of echocardiographic practice in Europe.