3D Echocardiographic Characteristics of the GATE™ Tricuspid Valved Stent Implanted Using the Transjugular Approach
by Luigi P. Badano, MD, PhD; Claudia Colombo, MD; Denisa Muraru, MD, PhD.
Department of cardiac, thoracic and vascular sciences, University of Padua, School of Medicine, Padua, Italy
2D echocardiography right ventricular focused apical 4-chamber view showing dilated tricuspid annulus (44 mm) and severe tricuspid regurgitation. Both atria are severely dilated
Conventional 2D echocardiography (left panel) and bi-plane (right panel) visualization of the prosthetic valve in tricuspid position. Both the stent (white arrows) and the leaflets are well visualized
Abbreviations: LA, left atrium; LV, left ventricle; RA, right atrium; RV, right ventricle; RVOT, right ventricular outflow tract
Three-dimensional transversal cut plane of the tricuspid prosthetic valve visualized from the right ventricular perspective. The stent (white arrow) and the 3 valve leaflets (A, anterior; P, posterior; and S septal) are clearly visualized. On the right panel, 3 dimensional color Doppler full-volume showing mild intra- and para- prosthetic leaks (/red arrows)
Abbreviation: MV, mitral valve