Recommendations for the imaging assessment of prosthetic heart valves: A report from the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging endorsed by the Chinese Society of Echocardiography, the Inter-American Society of Echocardiography, and the Brazilian Department of Cardiovascular Imaging

Patrizio Lancellotti, Philippe Pibarot, John Chambers, Thor Edvardsen, Victoria Delgado, Raluca Dulgheru, Mauro Pepi, Bernard Cosyns, Mark R. Dweck, Madalina Garbi, Julien Magne, Koen Nieman, Raphael Rosenhek, Anne Bernard, Jorge Lowenstein, Marcelo Luiz Campos Vieira, Arnaldo Rabischoffsky, Rodrigo Hernandez Vyhmeister, Xiao Zhou, Yun ZhangJose Luis Zamorano, Gilbert Habib

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Abstract

Prosthetic heart valve (PHV) dysfunction is rare but potentially life-Threatening. Although often challenging, establishing the exact cause of PHV dysfunction is essential to determine the appropriate treatment strategy. In clinical practice, a comprehensive approach that integrates several parameters of valve morphology and function assessed with 2D/3D transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography is a key to appropriately detect and quantitate PHV dysfunction. Cinefluoroscopy, multidetector computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and to a lesser extent, nuclear imaging are complementary tools for the diagnosis and management of PHV complications. The present document provides recommendations for the use of multimodality imaging in the assessment of PHVs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-590
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Volume17
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • cardiac magnetic resonance
  • cinefluoroscopy
  • computed tomography
  • echocardiography
  • nuclear imaging
  • prosthetic heart valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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