Realtime Three-dimensional Echocardiography – A New Diagnostic Tool for Mitral Valve Assessment

Jose L Zamorano Gomez, Leopoldo Pérez
2007 European Cardiology  
Mitral valve disease is a common disease that requires an accurate evaluation in order to decide when and how the problem should be treated. Realtime three-dimensional echocardiography (RT3-D) is a new technique that allows us to visualise the mitral valvular anatomy in any desired space orientation. This review will focus on two specific subject areas in which our research team has been working: the accuracy of RT3-D for the evaluation of rheumatic mitral stenosis and the usefulness of RT3-D
more » ... r the assessment of mitral valve prolapse. Mitral Stenosis Rheumatic mitral valve stenosis remains an important public health concern in developed countries. To define the best therapeutic strategy in patients
doi:10.15420/ecr.2007.0.1.75 fatcat:ovm6wpg6djd33or2e6da2khrca