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Current Research: Cardiology

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Raj Kumar MD and Rahul Mehrotra MD*
 
1 Non-Invasive Cardiology, Max Super Speciality hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India, Email: [email protected]
 
*Correspondence: Dr. Rahul Mehrotra, MD, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Max Super Speciality hospital, Saket, New Delhi, India, Tel: 011 2651 5050, Email: [email protected]

Received: 21-Aug-2017 Accepted Date: Aug 22, 2017; Published: 24-Aug-2017, DOI: 10.4172/2368-0512.1000088

Citation: Kumar R, Mehrotra R. Three-dimensional echocardiography of tricuspid valve for visualizing all the three leaflets. Curr Res Cardiol 2017;4(3):35-35

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Three-dimensional echocardiography offers a unique opportunity of visualizing all the three leaflets of tricuspid valve in en-face view from transthoracic windows. It is very useful in localizing the position of the pacing leads and for planimetry (Figures 1 and 2).

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Figure 1: Three dimensional images of the tricuspid valve in open position with pacing lead passing between the anterior and septal leaflets, seen from the RA and RV perspective (full volume images, cropped and displayed in standard format keeping the septal leaflet at 6 o' clock position)

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Figure 2: Three dimensional images of the tricuspid valve in closed position with pacing lead passing between the anterior and septal leaflets, seen from the RA and RV perspective (full volume images, cropped and displayed in standard format keeping the septal leaflet at 6 o' clock position)

 
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