Echocardiography in transcatheter aortic valve implantation—Part 1—Transthoracic echocardiography

Tasneem Z. Naqvi

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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been a revolutionary technique in the treatment of degenerative aortic valve stenosis. Selection of appropriate patients and appropriate valve size is crucial for improved patient outcome. Echocardiographic imaging is a critical component for patient selection and plays an important role in the selection of valve size, procedural guidance, and patient follow-up. This review discusses role of echocardiography in patient selection, device implantation, and postimplant follow-up for the first-generation CoreValve as used in pivotal trial. Same TTE imaging principles apply to the second- and third-generation self-expandable valves as well as the balloon-expandable valves. Multiple case examples are used to illustrate imaging principles pre- and post-TAVR. In addition, case examples to demonstrate complications post-TAVR are shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1005-1019
Number of pages15
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2018


  • 2D echocardiography
  • aorta
  • aortic stenosis
  • color Doppler ultrasound
  • valvular regurgitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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