Three-dimensional Echocardiography: The Value of an Added Dimension

Three-dimensional Echocardiography: The Value of an Added Dimension

This review describes the utility of three-dimensional echocardiography in studying the cardiac anatomy and function of the left ventricle, mitral, aortic and prosthetic valves. It gives a new physiological and pathophysiological knowledge, accurate and precise assessment of the left ventricular size and function and improved characterization of valvular and structural disease.