Interventional imaging: the role of echocardiography

Dimitrios Maragiannis, Stephen H Little

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Interventional echocardiography is a rapidly evolving field requiring imaging expertise. An increasing number of structural heart interventions now require real-time imaging guidance for device placement and immediate functional evaluation. Continuous 2- and 3-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography are now required by many heart teams during complex structural interventions, including percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects, left atrial appendage occlusion, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter repair of paravalvular regurgitation, and percutaneous mitral valve repair. In this review, we describe the role of echocardiography during the initial structural evaluation, throughout the device placement procedure, and for the assessment of acute device function and complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)172-7
Number of pages6
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 13 2015


  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Atrial Appendage
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Echocardiography
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
  • Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Heart Diseases
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Septal Occluder Device
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional


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