Fluoroscopic “heart chamber” anatomy – the case for imaging modality-independent terminology
Interventional cardiologists have traditionally relied upon fluoro scopic imaging for percutaneous coronary interventions. Transcatheter structural heart interventions, however, require additional imaging modalities such as echocardiography and multislice computed tomography (MSCT) for pre-, intra- and post-proce-dural assistance. Unlike cardiac surgeons who have direct visuali-sation of structures during valve repair or replacement, physicians performing transcatheter heart valve interventions are entirely dependent on multimodal cardiac imaging for valve size selection and positioning; imaging becomes the “eyes of the Heart Team”.
EuroIntervention Journal: imaging for TAVI
Watch the short imaging video on TAVI from "How should I treat an unexpected deadlock at the time of transcatheter aortic valve prosthesis implantation?"