Ecocardiografia tridimensionale transtoracica in tempo reale. Applicazioni, vantaggi e limiti per lo studio delle valvulopatie

Translated title of the contribution: Transthoracic real-time three-dimensional echocardiography: Clinical role, value and limitations in assessing heart valves

Eustachio Agricola, Luigi P. Badano, Donato Mele, Maurizio Galderisi, Roberto Spoladore, Michele Oppizzi, Susanna Sciomer, Stefano Nistri, Piercarlo Ballo, Simona Buralli, Antonello D'Andrea, Arcangelo D'Errico, Maria Angela Losi, Chiara Gardini, Alberto Margonato, Paolo Nicola Marino, Sergio Mondillo

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Abstract

The introduction of three-dimensional echocardiography and its evolution from time-consuming and cumbersome off-line reconstruction to real-time volumetric technique (real-time three-dimensional echocardiography) are one of the most significant advances in ultrasound imaging of the heart of the past decade. This imaging modality currently provides realistic views of cardiac valves capable of demonstrating the anatomy of various heart valve diseases in a unique, noninvasive manner. In addition, real-time three-dimensional echocardiography offers completely new views of the valves and surrounding structures, and allows accurate quantification of severity of valve disease. This article reviews the advantages of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography in assessing heart valves and shows also technological limitations in order to provide the scientific basis for its clinical use.

Translated title of the contributionTransthoracic real-time three-dimensional echocardiography: Clinical role, value and limitations in assessing heart valves
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)540-548
Number of pages9
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume11
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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