Doppler echocardiographic evaluation of prosthetic valve function

Authors: Pibarot, PhilippeDumesnil, Jean G.
Abstract: Owing to its versatile, non-invasive, radiation-free, and low cost nature, Doppler echocardiography is undoubtedly the method of choice to evaluate prosthetic valve function. This evaluation follows the same principles used for the evaluation of native valves, with some important specifics and caveats described in this article. A complete echocardiography includes two dimensional imaging of the prosthetic valve, evaluation of valve leaflet/occluder morphology and mobility, measurement of the transprosthetic gradients and valve effective orifice area (EOA), estimation of the degree of regurgitation, evaluation of left ventricular size and systolic function, and calculation of systolic pulmonary arterial pressure.1
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 January 2012
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Heart, Vol. 98 (1), 69-78 (2012)
British Cardiac Society
Alternative version: 10.1136/heartjnl-2011-300351
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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