Imaging of valvular heart disease

Authors: Pibarot, PhilippeLarose, ÉricDumesnil, Jean G.
Abstract: Imaging plays a fundamental role in the current diagnosis and treatment of valvular heart disease (VHD) and in the preclinical and clinical research aiming at the development of novel pharmacologic or interventional therapies. Doppler echocardiography remains the primary imaging technique for the clinical management of VHD. However, the multifaceted and complex nature of VHD and the rapid development of transcatheter valve therapies has led to a spectacular increase in the use of multimodality imaging in the past decade. The purpose of this article is to review the current and emerging roles of the different imaging modalities in the diagnosis and treatment of VHD and to present the new directions for future research and clinical applications.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 March 2013
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: The Canadian journal of cardiology, Vol. 29 (3), 337-349 (2013)
Alternative version: 10.1016/j.cjca.2012.11.006
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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