Advances in ultrasound, computer, and electronics technology have permitted three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) to become a clinically viable imaging modality, with significant impact on patient diagnosis, management, and outcome. Thanks to the inception of a fully sampled matrix transducer for transthoracic and transesophageal probes, 3DE now offers much faster and easier data acquisition, immediate display of anatomy, and the possibility of online quantitative analysis of cardiac chambers and heart valves. The clinical use of transthoracic 3DE has been primarily focused, albeit not exclusively, on the assessment of cardiac chamber volumes and function. Transesophageal 3DE has been applied mostly for assessing heart valve anatomy and function. The advantages of using 3DE to measure cardiac chamber volumes derive from the lack of geometric assumptions about their shape and the avoidance of the apical view foreshortening, which are the main shortcomings of volume calculations from two-dimensional echocardiographic views. Moreover, 3DE offers a unique realistic en face display of heart valves, congenital defects, and surrounding structures allowing a better appreciation of the dynamic functional anatomy of cardiac abnormalities in vivo. Offline quantitation of 3DE data sets has made significant contributions to our mechanistic understanding of normal and diseased heart valves, as well as of their alterations induced by surgical or interventional procedures. As reparative cardiac surgery and transcatheter procedures become more and more popular for treating structural heart disease, transesophageal 3DE has expanded its role as the premier technique for procedure planning, intra-procedural guidance, as well as for checking device function and potential complications after the procedure.
Surkova, E., Muraru, D., Aruta, P., Romeo, G., Bidviene, J., Cherata, D., et al. (2016). Current Clinical Applications of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: When the Technique Makes the Difference. CURRENT CARDIOLOGY REPORTS, 18(11), 109 [10.1007/s11886-016-0787-9].
|Citazione:||Surkova, E., Muraru, D., Aruta, P., Romeo, G., Bidviene, J., Cherata, D., et al. (2016). Current Clinical Applications of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: When the Technique Makes the Difference. CURRENT CARDIOLOGY REPORTS, 18(11), 109 [10.1007/s11886-016-0787-9].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Review Essay|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Current Clinical Applications of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography: When the Technique Makes the Difference|
|Autori:||Surkova, E; Muraru, D; Aruta, P; Romeo, G; Bidviene, J; Cherata, D; Badano, L|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||CURRENT CARDIOLOGY REPORTS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11886-016-0787-9|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|