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Recent developments in echocardiographic imaging.
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PMID:  25046004     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review provides an outline of recent applications related to the use of ultrasonography in various catheter-based procedures for the repair of many valvular abnormalities.
RECENT FINDINGS: Percutaneous interventions are becoming a safe and effective therapeutic modality in the management of various valvular defects. The intrinsic ability of ultrasound to provide real-time accurate assessment of cardiac and valvular structural and functional abnormalities makes this modality distinctively useful in the execution of percutaneous valvular procedures and evaluation of their results.Clinical applications of myocardial deformation and cardiac mechanics have been investigated in an increasing number of clinical applications. Speckle tracking accurately measures myocardial deformation parameters and has been recently applied to the evaluation of mitral insufficiency mechanisms.
SUMMARY: Recent developments in echocardiography are promoting this modality from its traditional role of diagnostic technique into one suitable for aiding in the execution of complex catheter-based procedures and for accurate monitoring of therapeutic response in many clinical settings.
Authors:
Michele Nanna; Giovanni Nanna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1531-7080     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8608087     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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