A Practical guide to the Use of echocardiography in assisting structural heart disease interventions

Ming Sum Lee, Tasneem Z. Naqvi

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Echocardiography plays an integral role in the evaluation and treatment of patients undergoing percutaneous interventions for structural heart disease. Preprocedure, accurate echocardiographic assessment of cardiac anatomy is crucial in determining patient eligibility. During catheterization, echocardiography is used for procedural guidance. Postprocedure, echocardiography is used for patient follow-up and determining the effect of device placement on cardiac remodeling. This article provides a practical guide for using echocardiography in common interventional procedures, including percutaneous atrial septal defect closure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement, percutaneous repair of prosthetic valve paravalvular leaks, percutaneous mitral valve edge-to-edge repair, and percutaneous placement of appendage occlusion devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-454
Number of pages14
JournalCardiology clinics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013



  • ASD
  • Echocardiography
  • Percutaneous intervention
  • Structural heart disease
  • TAVR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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