Application of digital echocardiographic images during cardiac catheterization

J. Koster, J Ruys, WA Dijk, J Haaksma, WRM Dassen, GAJ Jessurun, HJGM Crijns

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    During cardiac catheterization left ventricular angiograms are frequently performed to assess left ventricular function. In a substantial percentage, on line available echocardiographic images may be considered as a clinical substitute for left ventricular angiograms. The potential advantages include: I) Less complications: avoiding a left ventricular angiogram causes reduction of the amount of contrast fluid used and reduction of the total radiation exposure, leading to less complications such as deterioration of renal function. 2) Lower costs due to reduction in the use of angiographic materials such as catheters, syringes and contrast fluid and shorter procedural time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCOMPUTERS IN CARDIOLOGY 2000, VOL 27
    Place of PublicationNEW YORK
    PublisherIEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0-7803-6557-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    Event27th Annual Meeting of Computers in Cardiology - , Morocco
    Duration: 24-Sep-200027-Sep-2000

    Publication series

    NameComputers in Cardiology Series
    ISSN (Print)0276-6574


    Other27th Annual Meeting of Computers in Cardiology

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