Research Topic

Advanced echocardiographic techniques in structural heart intervention.

About this Research Topic

Echocardiography, including its transthoracic, transesophageal, and intracardiac modalities, is the primary imaging tool for evaluation of cardiac anatomy, function, and hemodynamics; echo plays a crucial role in pre-, intra-, and post-procedural assessment and guidance for structural heart intervention. Recent advances in echo technologies, including real-time 3-dimensional echo, new image rendering and reconstruction techniques, strain imaging, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, intracardiac flow
visualization, and other novel imaging techniques have not only further enhanced the clinical capability of echocardiography in guiding structural heart intervention but also provided new insights of the mechanisms of the underlying diseases. A new cardiac sub-specialty – interventional
echocardiography – that requires dedicated imaging expertise has developed, calling for structured training of new-generation imagers and advanced active research in this promising field.

Structural interventional cardiology is a rapidly advancing field with the varieties of new interventional devices increasing in a virtually exponential pace covering an ever-increasing types of structural heart disease; examples include transcatheter valve replacement and repair, left atrial appendage closure, and septal defect closure. Such rapid growth in structural interventional device and technology creates a parallel need for advancement in new imaging technology and techniques; without procedural imaging that can achieve comprehensive visualization and accurate evaluation of cardiac anatomy, hemodynamics, and outcome of the intervention, procedural efficacy and safety would be significantly compromised. Echocardiography is the primary imaging tool in structural heart disease evaluation and interventional guidance, especially useful as the only real-time intraprocedural imaging modality that can visualize target
cardiac structures without radiation and contrast. Quality imaging research in the identification and validation of novel echocardiographic approach to enhance interventional procedural feasibility and success is therefore warranted.
 Original articles in innovative echocardiographic approaches for pre-, intra-, and/or post-procedural assessment of structural heart intervention
 Novel technologies in structural heart echocardiography, such as 3D echo, strain imaging, intracardiac flow visualization, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, new computational graphics techniques, and automation
 Comparative and validation study for different imaging modalities (echo, CT, CMR)
 “How-to” or “methods” articles of practical application of
echocardiographic techniques in structural interventional cardiology
 Reviews, mini-reviews, or opinion articles of state-of-the-art, advanced use, and future trends of echocardiography in structural heart intervention
 Emerging echocardiographic techniques that may hold promise for use in structural interventional cardiology and/or structural heart disease evaluation.

Prof. Lee has the following Conflict of Interest: receiving speaker honorarium, research and educational grant from Abbott, Phillips, GE and Hitachi.


Keywords: echocardiography, structural heart intervention


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Echocardiography, including its transthoracic, transesophageal, and intracardiac modalities, is the primary imaging tool for evaluation of cardiac anatomy, function, and hemodynamics; echo plays a crucial role in pre-, intra-, and post-procedural assessment and guidance for structural heart intervention. Recent advances in echo technologies, including real-time 3-dimensional echo, new image rendering and reconstruction techniques, strain imaging, artificial intelligence, 3-D printing, intracardiac flow
visualization, and other novel imaging techniques have not only further enhanced the clinical capability of echocardiography in guiding structural heart intervention but also provided new insights of the mechanisms of the underlying diseases. A new cardiac sub-specialty – interventional
echocardiography – that requires dedicated imaging expertise has developed, calling for structured training of new-generation imagers and advanced active research in this promising field.

Structural interventional cardiology is a rapidly advancing field with the varieties of new interventional devices increasing in a virtually exponential pace covering an ever-increasing types of structural heart disease; examples include transcatheter valve replacement and repair, left atrial appendage closure, and septal defect closure. Such rapid growth in structural interventional device and technology creates a parallel need for advancement in new imaging technology and techniques; without procedural imaging that can achieve comprehensive visualization and accurate evaluation of cardiac anatomy, hemodynamics, and outcome of the intervention, procedural efficacy and safety would be significantly compromised. Echocardiography is the primary imaging tool in structural heart disease evaluation and interventional guidance, especially useful as the only real-time intraprocedural imaging modality that can visualize target
cardiac structures without radiation and contrast. Quality imaging research in the identification and validation of novel echocardiographic approach to enhance interventional procedural feasibility and success is therefore warranted.
 Original articles in innovative echocardiographic approaches for pre-, intra-, and/or post-procedural assessment of structural heart intervention
 Novel technologies in structural heart echocardiography, such as 3D echo, strain imaging, intracardiac flow visualization, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, new computational graphics techniques, and automation
 Comparative and validation study for different imaging modalities (echo, CT, CMR)
 “How-to” or “methods” articles of practical application of
echocardiographic techniques in structural interventional cardiology
 Reviews, mini-reviews, or opinion articles of state-of-the-art, advanced use, and future trends of echocardiography in structural heart intervention
 Emerging echocardiographic techniques that may hold promise for use in structural interventional cardiology and/or structural heart disease evaluation.

Prof. Lee has the following Conflict of Interest: receiving speaker honorarium, research and educational grant from Abbott, Phillips, GE and Hitachi.


Keywords: echocardiography, structural heart intervention


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

About Frontiers Research Topics

With their unique mixes of varied contributions from Original Research to Review Articles, Research Topics unify the most influential researchers, the latest key findings and historical advances in a hot research area! Find out more on how to host your own Frontiers Research Topic or contribute to one as an author.

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

31 July 2021 Manuscript

Participating Journals

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

Loading..

Topic Editors

Loading..

Submission Deadlines

31 July 2021 Manuscript

Participating Journals

Manuscripts can be submitted to this Research Topic via the following journals:

Loading..
Loading..

total views article views article downloads topic views

}
 
Top countries
Top referring sites
Loading..