Incorporating three-dimensional echocardiography into clinical practice

  • Kazuaki TanabeEmail author
  • Kazuto Yamaguchi
Review Article


Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) has many advantages over two-dimensional echocardiography, such as (1) improved visualization of the complex shapes and spatial relations between cardiac structures, (2) improved quantification of the cardiac volumes and function, and (3) improved display and assessment of valve dysfunction. The aim of this review article is to focus on the current clinical utility of 3DE.


Left ventricle Right ventricle Left atrium Valve 


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Conflict of interest

Kazuaki Tanabe receives lecture fees from Canon Medical Systems Corporation. Kazuto Yamaguchi declares that he has no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, Faculty of MedicineShimane UniversityIzumoJapan

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