How to assess aortic annular size before transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI): the role of echocardiography compared with other imaging modalities

Heart. 2015 May;101(9):727-36. doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2013-304689. Epub 2014 Sep 16.

Abstract

After reading this article, the reader should be able to: Recognise the complex 3 dimensional anatomy of the aortic annulus. Select appropriate cardiac imaging modalities for measurement of aortic annulus size and distinguish the different measurements which may be made. Describe the advantages & limitations of different imaging modalities with reference to clinical outcomes and complications.

Keywords: IMAGING AND DIAGNOSTICS; VALVULAR DISEASE.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aortic Valve / pathology*
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / pathology
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery*
  • Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional
  • Humans
  • Multimodal Imaging
  • Organ Size
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement*