Several factors have contributed to the evolution of new techniques for mitral valvuloplasty, including changing patient demographics and increased use of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (IO E).1–3 Demographically, there are fewer patients with rheumatic disease and more patients with mitral valve disorders that are amenable to repair, such as primary mitral valve degenerative disease or mitral regurgitation (MR ) resulting from coronary artery disease. Concurrently, improved diagnostics by physicians skilled in using IO E have increased the potential candidates for mitral valve repair — for example, patients whose mitral valve disease can be diagnosed at the time of coronary artery bypass surgery. Information derived from IO E data can help determine the cause and severity of the mitral valve disease, assess the feasibility of performing a repair, and determine the success of the repair or if further intervention is needed. Medical causes of postoperative MR (systolic anterior motion of the anterior mitral leaflet or the chordae) must be ruled out in advance.4–6

 " /> Several factors have contributed to the evolution of new techniques for mitral valvuloplasty, including changing patient demographics and increased use of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (IO E).1–3 Demographically, there are fewer patients with rheumatic disease and more patients with mitral valve disorders that are amenable to repair, such as primary mitral valve degenerative disease or mitral regurgitation (MR ) resulting from coronary artery disease. Concurrently, improved diagnostics by physicians skilled in using IO E have increased the potential candidates for mitral valve repair — for example, patients whose mitral valve disease can be diagnosed at the time of coronary artery bypass surgery. Information derived from IO E data can help determine the cause and severity of the mitral valve disease, assess the feasibility of performing a repair, and determine the success of the repair or if further intervention is needed. Medical causes of postoperative MR (systolic anterior motion of the anterior mitral leaflet or the chordae) must be ruled out in advance.4–6

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IN THIS ISSUE

Cardiovascular Imaging

Vol 16, Issue 2 (2020)


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ISSUE INTRO

Cardiovascular Imaging: A Window into Diagnostic and Therapeutic Management

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RECOGNITIONS

Guest Editor Dipan J. Shah Lends Expertise and Insight to Special Issue on Cardiovascular Imaging

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Cardiac Computed Tomography for Comprehensive Coronary Assessment: Beyond Diagnosis of Anatomic Stenosis

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathies

Cardiac Computed Tomography for Structural Heart Disease Assessment and Therapeutic Planning: Focus on Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction

Fluorodeoxyglucose Applications in Cardiac PET: Viability, Inflammation, Infection, and Beyond

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance in Valvular Heart Disease: Assessment of Severity and Myocardial Remodeling

Patient-Specific Modeling for Structural Heart Intervention: Role of 3D Printing Today and Tomorrow

Artificial Intelligence in Cardiovascular Imaging

Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using Positron Emission Tomography

CASE REPORTS See More

COVID-19: A Potential Risk Factor for Acute Pulmonary Embolism

Cardiac Lymphoma Presenting with Recurrent STEMI

Complete Heart Block in Systemic Sclerosis with Characterization on Cardiac MRI

Repair of Extent III Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm in the Presence of Aortoiliac Occlusion

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

A T2-Weighty Discovery: Aortitis on Cardiac MRI with Histopathologic Correlation

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Case-Based Points on the Role of Imaging in Kidney Disease

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Acute Kidney Injury in Cardiogenic Shock

EXCERPTA

Cardio-Oncology, Then and Now: An Interview with Barry Trachtenberg

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Onconephrology: An Evolving Field

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

Author Profile

Stephen H. Little, M.D.

Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas


Articles By Stephen H. Little, MD