Intracardiac echocardiography

Clinical utility and application

Sheharyar Ali, Lekha George, Pranab Das, Santhosh Koshy

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Abstract

Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) broadens the spectrum of available echocardiographic techniques and provides the operator direct visualization of cardiac structures in real time. ICE has clear advantages over fluoroscopy, transthoracic echocardiography, and transesophageal echocardiography as the imaging modality of choice in the cardiac catheterization and electrophysiological laboratories. With the development of steerable phased array catheters with low frequency and Doppler qualities, there is marked improvement in visualization of left-sided structures from the right heart. Appropriate utilization of ICE is likely to maximize safety and efficacy of complex interventional procedures and may improve patient outcomes. Future advances in ICE imaging will further improve the ease of device guidance and, in combination with new imaging modalities, could dramatically improve other applications of echocardiography which may result in improved patient outcomes. This review describes the technical evolution of ICE, the use of ICE in guiding percutaneous interventional procedures and possible future applications of ICE in the ever-growing field of interventional cardiology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-590
Number of pages9
JournalEchocardiography
Volume28
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Intracardiac echocardiography : Clinical utility and application. / Ali, Sheharyar; George, Lekha; Das, Pranab; Koshy, Santhosh.

In: Echocardiography, Vol. 28, No. 5, 01.05.2011, p. 582-590.

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