Prediction of stentless aortic bioprosthesis size with transesophageal echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging.

@article{Bridgman1997PredictionOS,
  title={Prediction of stentless aortic bioprosthesis size with transesophageal echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Paul G. Bridgman and Peter Bloomfield and John H. Reid and Pankaj S Mankad},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={1997},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={487-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS OF THE STUDY During stentless bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement, ischemic time may be decreased by the non-invasive prediction of bioprosthesis size, allowing earlier commencement of prosthesis preparation. In this study we examine whether the addition of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) aids in the prediction of stentless bioprosthesis aortic valve size. We also report our preliminary experience with the use of magnetic… CONTINUE READING