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 (+10 others)
2016 European Heart Journal-Cardiovascular Imaging  
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,
more » ... oroscopy, 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. ---
doi:10.1093/ehjci/jew025 pmid:27143783 fatcat:hqif2oxzjbbjzgatfnw7rmuari