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Recent Patents on Medical Imaging
ISSN (Print): 2210-6847
ISSN (Online): 1877-6132
VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 1
DOI: 10.2174/1877613211202010023









Value of Real Time Three Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in General Cardiology Practice

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Author(s): Moise Anglade, Jose L. Rivera and Jamshid Shirani
Pages 23-35 (13)
Abstract:
Echocardiography plays a central role in modern practice of cardiology. The diagnostic capabilities of this technique have evolved tremendously over the last three decades. From an anatomic and quantitative standpoint, the recent introduction of real time three dimensional (3D) imaging in association with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has greatly facilitated identification of cardiac pathology, decision making regarding the best therapeutic approach, and communication of the findings with interventionists and cardiothoracic surgeons. It has also offered a means of properly monitoring percutaneous interventions and results of surgical repair. This review provides a summary of a recent patent, current clinical application, and future potentials of real time 3D TEE in the general practice of adult cardiovascular disease.
Keywords:
Echocardiography, three dimensional imaging, transesophageal echocardiography.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, St. Luke’s Hospital, 801 Ostrum Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015, USA