Role of echocardiography in percutaneous mitral valve interventions

João L Cavalcante, L Leonardo Rodriguez, Samir Kapadia, E Murat Tuzcu, William J Stewart
JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging 2012, 5 (7): 733-46
Intraprocedural imaging continues to evolve in parallel with advances in percutaneous mitral valve interventions. This didactic review uses several illustrations and rich intraprocedural videos to further describe and demonstrate the role of the most up-to-date echocardiographic and advanced imaging technologies in the patient selection and intraprocedural guidance of percutaneous mitral valve interventions. We will focus on 3 interventions: 1) percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty for mitral stenosis; 2) transcatheter edge-to-edge repair of mitral valve regurgitation; and 3) transcatheter closure of periprosthetic mitral regurgitation. In addition, we discuss potential pitfalls of 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography and show examples of this technique.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"

We want to hear from doctors like you!

Take a second to answer a survey question.