Imaging During Transcatheter Interventions for Valvular Heart Disease - European Medical Journal

Imaging During Transcatheter Interventions for Valvular Heart Disease

Cardiology
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Authors:
Ariana González-Gómez, *José L. Zamorano
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No potential conflict of interest.

Received:
17.04.14
Accepted:
19.06.14
Citation
EMJ Cardiol. ;2:54-60.

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Abstract

Valvular heart disease is a growing field, and the number of new approaches for percutaneous treatment is increasing rapidly. These procedures usually cannot be performed with fluoroscopy alone; allowing echocardiography to be an essential role inside the Cath Lab. Three-dimensional echocardiography, and the introduction of a novel imaging modality that integrates live echocardiography and live fluoroscopy imaging, has potential in facilitating procedure guidance and increasing procedure efficiency.

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