Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 690–691 | Cite as

Transseptal Left Heart Catheterization for a Patient With a Prosthetic Mitral Valve Using Live Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography

  • G. H. BakerEmail author
  • G. S. Shirali
  • V. Bandisode
Images in Pediatric Cardiology


The images and videos presented in this article illustrate a diagnostic transseptal left heart catheterization for a patient with a prosthetic mitral valve guided by live three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography. This method provided high-quality 3D imaging that was useful in guiding transseptal puncture and demonstrating prosthetic valve function during this evaluation.


Prosthetic valve Three-dimensional echocardiography Transseptal heart catheterization 

Supplementary material

Video 1. Live three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography of the transseptal needle tenting the atrial septum from right to left before transseptal puncture. MV, mitral valve

Video 2. Live three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography of the prosthetic mitral valve (MV) from above and the two paraprosthetic Amplatzer muscular ventricular septal defect devices.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.South Carolina Children’s Heart ProgramMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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