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Three-dimensional echocardiography in congenital heart disease.

Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina 29425, USA.
Echocardiography (Impact Factor: 1.26). 02/2012; 29(2):242-8. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2011.01612.x
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ABSTRACT Complex intracardiac anatomy and spatial relationships are inherent to congenital heart defects (CHDs). Recognition of the limitations of two-dimensional echocardiography has stimulated clinical interest in three-dimensional imaging. The current review examines contemporary studies in the following areas where three-dimensional echocardiography has provided additive value in CHD: (1) visualization of morphology, (2) quantitation of chamber sizes and ventricular function, and (3) image-guided interventions.

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