Intraoperative real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic measurement of hemodynamic, anatomic and functional changes after aortic valve replacement.

Abstract

The traditional intraoperative two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (2DTEE) has limitations in measuring left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) because measurements rely on geometric assumptions. The availability of online software and real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT3D-TEE) makes intraoperative LVEF measurements fast and easy. This is the first report of intraoperative measurement of LVEF and aortic valve area (AVA) by RT3-DTEE in a patient who received transcatheter-based transapical aortic valve implantation.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2008.00767.x

Cite this paper

@article{Scohy2009IntraoperativeRT, title={Intraoperative real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic measurement of hemodynamic, anatomic and functional changes after aortic valve replacement.}, author={Thierry V. Scohy and Osama I I Soliman and Patrick V E L Lecomte and Jackie S. McGhie and Ari Pieter Kappetein and Jan R Hofland and Folkert J. ten Cate}, journal={Echocardiography}, year={2009}, volume={26 1}, pages={96-9} }