What's the best tool for post-TAVR imaging?

08/12/2014 | Medscape (free registration)

In patients who have undergone transcatheter aortic valve replacement, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging may be better than echocardiography for measuring aortic regurgitation, according to a report in the journal Heart. The study found that echo evaluation tended to underestimate aortic regurgitation severity, with MR better able to identify moderate cases. Both modalities were able to rule out severe regurgitation.

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