Use of echocardiography as an essential tool for targeted transcatheter biopsy of cardiac masses

Academic Article


  • Echocardiography has emerged as an essential tool to guide targeted, transcatheter biopsy of cardiac masses. Options for imaging include transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography and intracardiac echocardiography, with appropriate use being dictated by specific patient characteristics and institutional experience. The authors present a case of three-dimensional (3-D) transesophageal echocardiography-guided transcatheter biopsy of a right ventricular mass and review the current use of echocardiography to guide these procedures.
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    Author List

  • Prejean SP; Ahmed MK; Salama AY; Akdogan RE; Hull MS; Watts TE; Abu Daya H; Bajaj N; Nanda NC; Ahmed M
  • Start Page

  • 2086
  • End Page

  • 2089
  • Volume

  • 36
  • Issue

  • 11