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Guidance of transcatheter aortic valve replacement by echocardiography.

Authors
  • Hahn, Rebecca T
Type
Published Article
Journal
Current Cardiology Reports
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
16
Issue
1
Pages
442–442
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11886-013-0442-7
PMID: 24293358
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has recently emerged as an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at "high risk" or deemed inoperable. Careful pre-procedural preparation requires multi-modality imaging. Intra-procedural imaging frequently relies on transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). This review will discuss the role of TEE in pre-implantation assessment, intra-procedural guidance, and post-implantation evaluation.

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