Author + information
- Received March 27, 2018
- Revision received May 17, 2018
- Accepted June 5, 2018
- Published online November 5, 2018.
- Mohamad Alkhouli, MDa,∗ (, )
- Ziyad M. Hijazi, MDb,
- David R. Holmes Jr, MDc,
- Charanjit S. Rihal, MDd and
- Susan E. Wiegers, MDd
- aDivision of Cardiology, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
- bSidra Cardiac Program, Sidra Medical & Research Center, Doha, Qatar
- cDepartment of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
- dDivision of Cardiology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Mohamad Alkhouli, Structural Heart Interventions, West Virginia University School of Medicine, 1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown, West Virginia 26505-8059.
Intracardiac echocardiography has historically been used to guide a limited number of transcatheter cardiac interventions. However, the tremendous advances in structural heart disease interventions in the last decade led to a growing interest in intracardiac echocardiography as a potential alternative to transesophageal echocardiography that mitigates the need for endotracheal intubation. Nonetheless, the scarcity of data, the imperfection of the current probes, and the limited experience among operators prevented a wider adoption of this technology. This review summarizes the contemporary relevant evidence and provides the structural interventionalist with an illustrative guide on the use of intracardiac echocardiography to guide various structural heart interventions.
- atrial septal defect
- intracardiac echocardiography
- left atrial appendage closure
- percutaneous intervention
- structural heart disease
- transcatheter aortic valve replacement
Dr. Hijazi is a consultant to Venus Medtech and Occlutech; and holds stock options with Venus Medtech. Dr. Wiegers’ spouse works for Covance; and has stock holdings worth more than $100,000 with Merck and Labcorp. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received March 27, 2018.
- Revision received May 17, 2018.
- Accepted June 5, 2018.
- 2018 American College of Cardiology Foundation
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