Cardiology & Vascular Research


Review of 10 Years of Practical RT-3DTEE (2010-2020)

Nguyen Tuan Vu.

Background: Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography or RT-3DTEE, with advances in image processing and display, has increased the availability and utility of TEE to a variety of clinical settings as diagnosis and catheter intervention.

Patients & methods: We study all Patients with RT-3DTEE, presented in MEDIC HCMC from October 2010 to May 2020. Results: From October 2010 to May 2020, in MEDIC HCM, we have already performed 1276 cases of Realtime 3DTEE: Mitral Stenosis (31%), Atrial Septal Defects (16%) and other diseases of the heart. The display of three-dimensional images of 3DTEE providing important information to assess the anatomical structures and the severity of diseases prior to perform interventional procedure.

Conclusion: Real-time 3DTEE overcomes the limitations of 2DTEE in making diagnosis and guiding the catether intervention.

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