Imaging During Transcatheter Interventions for Valvular Heart Disease

Ariana González-Gómez, *José L. Zamorano

Cardiology Department, Ramón and Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain
*Correspondence to zamorano@secardiologia.es

Disclosure: No potential conflict of interest.
Received: 17.04.14 Accepted: 19.06.14
Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2014;2:54-60.

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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