Special Issue "Editorial Board Members’ Collection Series in “Imaging for Interventional Therapy of Structural Heart Disease”"

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Cardiovascular Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 July 2023) | Viewed by 119

Special Issue Editors

Department of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine, West German Heart and Vascular Center, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr. 55, 45147 Essen, Germany
Interests: cardiovascular precision medicine; outcome studies; subclinical atherosclerosis; multi-modality cardiovascular imaging; coronary inflammation; artificial intelligence
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3rd Cardiology Department, "Sotiria" Chest Disease Hospital, Medical School National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Interests: atherosclerosis; endothelium; heart failure; cardiovascular imaging; epidemiology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the advent of interventional cardiology, structural heart diseases previously managed with operation or considered inoperable can now be effectively managed interventionally. Among other entities, valvular heart diseases (especially aortic valve stenosis), mitral valve stenosis and regurgitation, tricuspid regurgitation, and pulmonary valve dysfunction, as well as coartaction of aorta, patent ductus arteriosus, patent foramen ovale and secundum atrial septal defects, are some of the most common.

Echocardiography and advanced imaging modalities have long been used for the diagnosis of structural heart diseases, and for the detailed evaluation of individual anatomic characteristics in each of these structural heart diseases. With the progress of interventional techniques and their extension to the difficult field of structural heart disease, interventional imaging has been established as the eye of the operator in the operative field. In this transition of imaging as the orchestrating tool of patient interventions, new imaging approaches have been adopted and evaluated (i.e., cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, cardiac computed tomography, intracardiac echocardiography), while transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography have been advanced to address these challenges.

In the present Special Issue, we aim to collect a number of review and original research articles describing the current challenges in the evaluation of structural heart disease pre-, post- and intra-interventionally. Furthermore, we invite articles regarding the role of fusion imaging in interventional cardiology and its application in the clinical setting.

Dr. Amir-Abbas Mahabadi
Dr. Evangelos Oikonomou
Guest Editors

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  • cardiovascular imaging
  • structural heart diseases
  • fusion imaging
  • intra-operatively transesophageal echocardiography
  • cardiac computed tomography
  • cardiac magnetic resonance imaging

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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