Two-dimensional Echocardiography in Semilunar Valve Disease

  • J. C. Dillon
  • A. E. Weyman
  • H. Feigenbaum
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Abstract

M-mode echocardiography has been widely employed in the past in attempts to diagnose valvular aortic stenosis [1—4]. It has also been used to examine the pulmonic valve, and has been very helpful in the detection of pulmonary valvular stenosis [5—7]. Cross-sectional echocardiography, by enlarging our field of vision, generally permits an entire area of obstruction to be encompassed within the plane of a single ultrasonic scan. This allows comparison of the area of obstruction with a normal outflow tract both proximal and distal to this region. In addition, more precise characterization of the morphology and extent of valvular lesions — as well as in certain cases, the severity — is made possible by two-dimensional echocardiography. In this report, we will review our experience using cross-sectional echocardiographic systems to detect and characterize areas of valvular left ventricular obstruction, as well as valvular right ventricular obstruction.

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Luminal Cardiol 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Dillon
    • 1
  • A. E. Weyman
    • 1
  • H. Feigenbaum
    • 1
  1. 1.Krannert Institute of Cardiology, the Department of MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine, and the Veterans Administration HospitalIndianapolisUSA

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