Due to the high mortality rates by the time patients are symptomatic, it is important to identify patients at risk, even when they are asymptomatic. Echocardiography can identify issues or abnormalities related to Aortic Valve structure and function.
Diagnosis is based in part on ECG interpretation of the heart rhythm and clinical history.3 Studies indicate that one of the key factors is to differentiate between chronic and paroxysmal AF in order to find the optimal management strategy for the patient.3
For patients choosing a transcatheter replacement, non-invasive cardiovascular imaging, such as Ultrasound, CT, and MR are typically used to assess anatomy to plan the access site and size the valve.
During the transcatheter aortic valve replacement, steps are taken to ensure the most effective result, including valve sizing, position, and function are optimal.
After the procedure, care is taken to ensure functionality of the valve typically using non-invasive imaging and ECG.
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