Potential Role of Three-Dimensional Rotational Angiography and C-Arm CT for Valvular Repair and Implantation

Imaging modalities utilized in the interventional cardiology suite have seen an impressive evolution and expansion recently, particularly with regard to the recent interest in three-dimensional (3D) imaging. Despite this, the backbone of visualization in the catheterization laboratory remains two-dimensional (2D) X-ray fluoroscopy and cine-angiography.New imaging techniques under development, referred to as three-dimensional rotational angiography (RA) and C-arm CT, hold great promise for improving current device implantation and understanding of cardiovascular anatomy. This paper reviews the evolution of rotational angiography and advanced 3D X-ray imaging applications to interventional cardiology. Will Compton Womens Jersey

PMID: 21394614

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  1. This is an emerging technology, which appears very interesting in the context of transcatheter treatment approaches to valvular and structural heart disease, e.g. transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).
    Also see some other papers in this series:

    1. Changing demographics of valvular heart disease and impact on surgical and transcatheter valve therapies.
    Vahanian A, Iung B, Himbert D, Nataf P.
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Feb 24.

    12. Comparative imaging of cardiac structures and function for the optimization of transcatheter approaches for valvular and structural heart disease.
    Bateman MG, Iaizzo PA.
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 May 4. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 21541775 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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