Real time three-dimensional echocardiography for the evaluation of cardiomyopathy

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Cardiomyopathy refers to a set of diseases that are characterized by myocardial dysfunction. Classically, two-dimensional echocardiography has been used in the diagnosis of these disorders and to help guide their management. Three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography is now increasingly being used in the diagnosis, management, and prognostication of intrinsic cardiomyopathies. In this article, we summarize the available data on the use of three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography in various forms of intrinsic cardiomyopathy as well as some of its advantages over traditional two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography. © 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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    Author List

  • Hage FG; Dean P; Raslan S; Nanda NC
  • Start Page

  • 76
  • End Page

  • 87
  • Volume

  • 29
  • Issue

  • 1