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Dr. Yutaka Hirano
Kinki University Hospital, Osaka, Japan
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" Lode ECST with Angio is indispensable, enabling observation of cardiac wall motion under stress"

With recent advances in ultrasound systems, extremely clear and precise images of cardiac wall motion under normal physiological conditions have become available to us. However, observation of left ventricular wall motion is still impossible in patients walking on a treadmill or pedaling on an ergometer.

With the use of the Lode Echo Cardiac Stress Table with Angio ergometer, left ventricular wall motion can be consistently observed before, during, and after stress testing, with the patient in the supine position and in no danger of falling.

The table can be tilted to the left, and the back support corresponding to the left side of the chest can be removed, which enables the acquisition of clearer images of the left ventricular wall, thus providing data essential for determining “correct diagnosis and treatment” and “prognosis and plan for future treatment”.

Therefore, the Lode Echo Cardiac Stress Table with Angio ergometer has become one of the most important stress testing devices for us.
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A new ultrasonographic technique for diagnosing deep venous insufficiency--imaging and functional evaluation of venous valves by ultrasonography with improved resolution (Kotani A, Hirano Y, Yasuda C, Ishikawa K.)

Date
2007-08-01
Title journal
A new ultrasonographic technique for diagnosing deep venous insufficiency--imaging and functional evaluation of venous valves by ultrasonography with improved resolution
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Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2007 Aug;23(4):493-500. Epub 2006 Nov 4.

Abstract
This is to demonstrate a new 2D-ultrasonographic technique which enabled clear resolution of deformed valves, visualization of venous reflux and quantitation of valve incompetence. In a 59-year-old Japanese female patient, ultrasonography was done using Aplio, Toshiba Medical Systems Co., Japan, equipped with 8 MHz linear probe capable of differential tissue harmonic imaging to diagnose the cause of her leg edema. Venous ultrasonography using this device at the popliteal venous valve in this patient demonstrated clear view of deformed venous valve and valve separation at one end of valvular agger while the other part of the valve is closed. Color Doppler failed to show venous reflux due to its low velocity. However, the appearance and disappearance of a thrombus-like echo could be imaged using 2D-ultrasonography. In addition, we were able to demonstrate the time-course change of valve opening and closing, and quantitate the valve incompetence using M-mode ultrasonography.



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