Cardiac CT in prosthetic aortic valve complications

Jack Patrick Morrell Andrews, Timothy Rg Cartlidge, Marc Robert Dweck, Alastair J Moss

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Abstract

In the current era of transcatheter device therapy, the prevalence of prosthetic aortic valves and their associated complications is increasing. Echocardiography remains the first-line imaging investigation for the assessment of prosthetic valve complications, however, this often fails to identify the underlying mechanism of prosthesis failure. Recently, cardiac CT has emerged as an imaging technique capable of providing high isotropic spatial resolution of the prosthetic valve and its utility can provide important complementary diagnostic information. In this pictorial review, we present a series of common prosthetic aortic valve complications imaged with cardiac CT and demonstrate how use of this modality can enhance diagnostic accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20180237
JournalBritish Journal of Radiology
Early online date4 Sep 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Sep 2018

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