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Br J Radiol. 2011 Dec;84 Spec No 3:S245-57. doi: 10.1259/bjr/54030257.

Cardiac imaging in valvular heart disease.

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Penang Medical College, Georgetown, Malaysia.

Abstract

The aim of this article is to provide a perspective on the relative importance and contribution of different imaging modalities in patients with valvular heart disease. Valvular heart disease is increasing in prevalence across Europe, at a time when the clinical ability of physicians to diagnose and assess severity is declining. Increasing reliance is placed on echocardiography, which is the mainstay of cardiac imaging in valvular heart disease. This article outlines the techniques used in this context and their limitations, identifying areas in which dynamic imaging with cardiovascular magnetic resonance and multislice CT are expanding.

PMID:
22723532
PMCID:
PMC3473909
DOI:
10.1259/bjr/54030257
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