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In this issue

Review Article

Guideline from Japanese Society of Echocardiography: 2018 focused update incorporated into Guidance for the Management and Maintenance of Echocardiography Equipment

Masao Daimon, Makoto Akaishi, Toshihiko Asanuma, Shuji Hashimoto, Chisato Izumi, Shiro Iwanaga, Hiroya Kawai, Hiroyuki Toide, Akihiro Hayashida, Hirotsugu Yamada, Mitsushige Murata, Yutaka Hirano, Kengo Suzuki & Satoshi Nakatani

Review Article

Nimura lecture: “Three EBMs”

Shinichi Minagoe

Review Article

Echocardiographic evaluation of cardiac function after cancer chemotherapy

Tomoko Negishi & Kazuaki Negishi

Original Investigation

Increased apical rotation in patients with severe aortic stenosis assessed by three-dimensional speckle tracking imaging

Maidar Tumenbayar, Kazuto Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Akihiro Endo & Kazuaki Tanabe

Original Investigation

Causes of an increased pressure gradient through the left ventricular outflow tract: a West Coast experience

Sayuki Kobayashi, Yoshihiko Sakai, Isao Taguchi, Hiroto Utsunomiya & Takahiro Shiota

Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound

Perforated mitral valve aneurysm diagnosed 3 years after etiology-unknown iliopsoas muscle abscess: illustrative case of ‘self-attack’ endocarditis of the mitral valve

Shun Nishino, Nozomi Watanabe, Masakazu Matsuyama, Mitsuhiro Yano & Yoshisato Shibata

Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound

Difficult diagnosis of ruptured mitral valve aneurysm because of severe mitral annular calcification

Takahiro Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Akihiro Endo & Kazuaki Tanabe

Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound

Prominent v wave as a result of left atrial stiffening

Katsuji Inoue, Chiharuko Iio, Hiroshi Kawakami, Takayuki Nagai, Takafumi Okura, Jitsuo Higaki & Shuntaro Ikeda

Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound

Platypnea–orthodeoxia syndrome: additive value of three-dimensional echocardiography

Andrea Rueda Liñares, Jose Alberto de Agustin, Jose Juan Gomez de Diego, Patricia Mahía, Pedro Marcos-Alberca, Carlos Macaya & Leopoldo Pérez de Isla

Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound

Paravalvular leakages between sewing cuffs after the second surgery for double valve replacement: evaluation by three-dimensional color-Doppler transesophageal echocardiography

Hideta Takushi, Akihiro Hayashida, Nobuyuki Kagiyama, Misako Toki, Atsushi Hirohata, Keizo Yamamoto & Kiyoshi Yoshida

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