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See detailUpdated standards and processes for accreditation of echocardiographic laboratories from The European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging.
Popescu, Bogdan A.; Stefanidis, Alexandros; Nihoyannopoulos, Petros et al

in European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging (2014)

Standards for echocardiographic laboratories were proposed by the European Association of Echocardiography (now the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging) 7 years ago in order to raise standards ... [more ▼]

Standards for echocardiographic laboratories were proposed by the European Association of Echocardiography (now the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging) 7 years ago in order to raise standards of practice and improve the quality of care. Criteria and requirements were published at that time for transthoracic, transoesophageal, and stress echocardiography. This paper reassesses and updates the quality standards to take account of experience and the technical developments of modern echocardiographic practice. It also discusses quality control, the incentives for laboratories to apply for accreditation, the reaccreditation criteria, and the current status and future prospects of the laboratory accreditation process. [less ▲]

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See detail2013 ESC guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease: the Task Force on the management of stable coronary artery disease of the European Society of Cardiology.
Montalescot, Gilles; Sechtem, Udo; Achenbach, Stephan et al

in European heart journal (2013), 34(38), 2949-3003

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See detailEAE/ASE recommendations for image acquisition and display using three-dimensional echocardiography.
Lang, Roberto M.; Badano, Luigi P.; Tsang, Wendy et al

in Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography (2012), 25(1), 3-46

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See detailEAE/ASE recommendations for image acquisition and display using three-dimensional echocardiography.
Lang, Roberto M.; Badano, Luigi P.; Tsang, Wendy et al

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

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See detailESC Guidelines on the management of cardiovascular diseases during pregnancy: the Task Force on the Management of Cardiovascular Diseases during Pregnancy of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).
Regitz-Zagrosek, Vera; Blomstrom Lundqvist, Carina; Borghi, Claudio et al

in European Heart Journal (2011), 32(24), 3147-97

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See detailEuropean Association of Echocardiography recommendations for training, competence, and quality improvement in echocardiography
Popescu, Bogdan A.; Andrade, Maria J.; Badano, Luigi et al

in European Journal of Echocardiography (2009), 10(8), 893-905

The main mission statement of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) is ‘to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular ... [more ▼]

The main mission statement of the European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) is ‘to promote excellence in clinical diagnosis, research, technical development, and education in cardiovascular ultrasound in Europe’. As competence and quality control issues are increasingly recognized by patients, physicians, and payers, the EAE has established recommendations for training, competence, and quality improvement in echocardiography. The purpose of this document is to provide the requirements for training and competence in echocardiography, to outline the principles of quality measurement, and to recommend a set of measures for improvement, with the ultimate goal of raising the standards of echocardiographic practice in Europe. [less ▲]

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See detailStress echocardiography expert consensus statement: European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) (a registered branch of the ESC).
Sicari, Rosa; Nihoyannopoulos, Petros; Evangelista, Arturo et al

in European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology (2008), 9(4), 415-37

Stress echocardiography is the combination of 2D echocardiography with a physical, pharmacological or electrical stress. The diagnostic end point for the detection of myocardial ischemia is the induction ... [more ▼]

Stress echocardiography is the combination of 2D echocardiography with a physical, pharmacological or electrical stress. The diagnostic end point for the detection of myocardial ischemia is the induction of a transient worsening in regional function during stress. Stress echocardiography provides similar diagnostic and prognostic accuracy as radionuclide stress perfusion imaging, but at a substantially lower cost, without environmental impact, and with no biohazards for the patient and the physician. Among different stresses of comparable diagnostic and prognostic accuracy, semisupine exercise is the most used, dobutamine the best test for viability, and dipyridamole the safest and simplest pharmacological stress and the most suitable for combined wall motion coronary flow reserve assessment. The additional clinical benefit of myocardial perfusion contrast echocardiography and myocardial velocity imaging has been inconsistent to date, whereas the potential of adding - coronary flow reserve evaluation of left anterior descending coronary artery by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography adds another potentially important dimension to stress echocardiography. New emerging fields of application taking advantage from the versatility of the technique are Doppler stress echo in valvular heart disease and in dilated cardiomyopathy. In spite of its dependence upon operator's training, stress echocardiography is today the best (most cost-effective and risk-effective) possible imaging choice to achieve the still elusive target of sustainable cardiac imaging in the field of noninvasive diagnosis of coronary artery disease. [less ▲]

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