Two-dimensional (2-D) and 3-dimensional (3-D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) using new 3-D software was performed in 30 patients who underwent percutaneous closure of ostium secundum atrial septal defects. Two-dimensional TEE significantly underestimated the balloon-stretched diameters, whereas no significant difference was found between the invasive measurement and the 3-D major diameter of the atrial septal defect. Three-dimensional TEE better delineated the complex shape. and dynamic changes of the defect, confirmed the correct opening of the device and revealed its spatial relations with adjacent cardiac structures.

Comparison of two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in patients undergoing atrial septal closure with the amplatzer septal occluder / G. Tamborini, M. Pepi, F. Susini, D. Trabattoni, A. Maltagliati, G. Berna, E. Onorato, A.L.G. Bartorelli. - In: THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY. - ISSN 0002-9149. - 90:9(2002 Nov 01), pp. 1025-1028.

Comparison of two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in patients undergoing atrial septal closure with the amplatzer septal occluder

A.L.G. Bartorelli
2002-11-01

Abstract

Two-dimensional (2-D) and 3-dimensional (3-D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) using new 3-D software was performed in 30 patients who underwent percutaneous closure of ostium secundum atrial septal defects. Two-dimensional TEE significantly underestimated the balloon-stretched diameters, whereas no significant difference was found between the invasive measurement and the 3-D major diameter of the atrial septal defect. Three-dimensional TEE better delineated the complex shape. and dynamic changes of the defect, confirmed the correct opening of the device and revealed its spatial relations with adjacent cardiac structures.
Echocardiography, Transesophageal ; Humans ; Aged ; Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional ; Heart Septal Defects, Atrial ; Equipment Design; Prospective Studies ; Adult ; Treatment Outcome ; Device Removal ; Middle Aged ; Observer Variation ; Adolescent ; Balloon Occlusion ; Female ; Male
Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare
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