Changes in mitral annular geometry after aortic valve replacement: a three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic study.

@article{Mahmood2012ChangesIM,
  title={Changes in mitral annular geometry after aortic valve replacement: a three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic study.},
  author={Feroze U. Mahmood and Haider Javed Warraich and Joseph H. Gorman and Robert C. Gorman and Tzong-Huei Chen and Peter J Panzica and Andrew D. Maslow and Kamal R. Khabbaz},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={696-701}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Intraoperative real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT-3D TEE) was used to examine the geometric changes that occur in the mitral annulus immediately after aortic valve replacement (AVR). METHODS A total of 35 patients undergoing elective surgical AVR under cardiopulmonary bypass was enrolled in the study. Intraoperative RT-3D TEE was used prospectively to acquire volumetric echocardiographic datasets immediately before and after AVR… CONTINUE READING