Echocardiography in Percutaneous Valve Therapy: State-of-the-Art Paper

Echocardiography has played a critical role in valve reconstructive surgery and more recently in developments in percutaneous techniques for mitral valve repair and aortic valve implantation. A combination of transthoracic echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) provide diagnostic and screening data pre-procedure, intraprocedural guidance, and assessment of valve function and left ventricular reverse remodeling post-percutaneous valve procedures. The role of intracardiac echocardiography and live 3-dimensional TEE in percutaneous valve interventions is evolving. This review summarizes the role of echocardiography during percutaneous device-based valve procedures.  

PMID: 19833314

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  1. Also see post from 10/10:
    Determinants of significant paravalvular regurgitation after transcatheter aortic valve: implantation impact of device and annulus discongruence.
    Détaint D, Lepage L, Himbert D, Brochet E, Messika-Zeitoun D, Iung B, Vahanian A.
    JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2009 Sep;2(9):821-7.. 2009; 2(9):821-7.

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