Advantages of Real-Time Three-Dimensional Echocardiography Over Two-Dimensional Echocardiography

  • Constantina Aggeli First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration University Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece;
  • Ioannis Felekos First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration University Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece;
  • Christodoulos Stefanadis First Department of Cardiology, Hippokration University Hospital, Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece;
Keywords: three-dimensional echocardiography, Interventional cardiology

Abstract

Over the last fifty-years conventional two-dimensional (2D) echocardiography has served as a valuable clinical adjunct for the diagnosis and management of cardiovascular disease. However, the echocardiologist was expected to mentally reconstruct the complex structure of myocardium, resulting in geometrical assumptions which in turn could underestimate the validity of clinical findings.

Published
2014-05-21
Section
ATHENS CARDIOLOGY UPDATE 2014