Title

Transcatheter Therapies for the Treatment of Valvular and Paravalvular Regurgitation in Acquired and Congenital Valvular Heart Disease

Publication Date

2015

Journal Title

J Am Coll Cardiol

Abstract

Transcatheter therapies in structural heart disease have evolved tremendously over the past 15 years. Since the introduction of the first balloon-expandable valves for stenotic lesions with implantation in the pulmonic position in 2000, treatment for valvular heart disease in the outflow position has become more refined, with newer-generation devices, alternative techniques, and novel access approaches. Recent efforts into the inflow position and regurgitant lesions, with transcatheter repair and replacement technologies, have expanded our potential to treat a broader, more heterogeneous patient population. The evolution of multimodality imaging has paralleled these developments. Three-and 4-dimensional visualization and concomitant use of novel technologies, such as fusion imaging, have supported technical growth, from pre-procedural planning and intraprocedural guidance, to assessment of acute results and follow-up. A multimodality approach has allowed operators to overcome many limitations of each modality and facilitated integration of a multidisciplinary team for treatment of this complex patient population. (C) 2015 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation.

Volume Number

66

Issue Number

2

Pages

169-183

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2015/07/15

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Cardiology

Additional Departments

Pediatrics

PMID

26160633

DOI

10.1016/j.jacc.2015.05.034