CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Cardiac Critical Care TSS 2019; 03(01): 42-44
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1696909
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Official Publication of The Simulation Society (TSS), accredited by International Society of Cardiovascular Ultrasound (ISCU).

Is TEE a Game Changer in Aortic Prosthetic Paravalvular Leak?

Devishree Das
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CT Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
,
Lakshya Sehgal
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CT Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
,
Ameya karanjkar
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CT Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
,
Sandeep Sharan
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CT Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
,
Poonam Malhotra Kapoor
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, CT Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
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Publikationsdatum:
28. Oktober 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

Valve prosthesis have played an important role in the management of patients with valvular heart disease. However, the prosthetic heart valves used are not without complications. Almost all prosthetic heart valves are obstructive compared with native valves and associated with physiological washing jets. Because of shielding and artifacts it is very difficult to assess the prosthetic valve with TTE. Multiple thrombi and aortomitral continuity detection is cumbersome by TTE. Multiple angulations and off axis view in TEE help not only to characterize the prosthetic heart valve but also gives a three-dimensional surgical view to aid in reaching a diagnosis.