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Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography assessment of the mitral valve: perioperative advantages and game-changing findings.
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PMID:  21560808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT-3D-TEE) represents a unique perioperative cardiovascular imaging tool which, without any need for off-line reconstruction, has been shown to be highly valuable for evaluating mitral valve and other intracardiac structures. It is highly probable that, in the near future, RT-3D-TEE will have a positive effect on the perioperative assessment of complex 3D mitral valve structures, as it provides important approaches to the pathophysiology of various mitral valve diseases, including prosthetic valves, and will become incorporated into everyday perioperative practice. The clinical applications and therapeutic implications of perioperative RT-3D-TEE in the thorough assessment of the mitral valve are briefly summarized in this review.
Sherif E Moustafa; Krishnaswamy Chandrasekaran; Bijoy Khandheria; Jamil Tajik; Farouk Mookadam
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  114-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.
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