The Role of Echocardiography During Mitral Valve Percutaneous Interventions

Nina C. Wunderlich, Roy Beigel, Robert J. Siegel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Transesophageal echocardiography is routinely used to guide percutaneous interventions involving the mitral valve. Mitral balloon valvuloplasty for rheumatic mitral valve stenosis (MS) was the first percutaneous intervention to gain wide acceptance. New techniques have been developed to treat degenerative and functional mitral regurgitation (MR) as well as paravalvular mitral leak (PVML). This review describes the use of echocardiography for transcatheter treatment of MS, MR, and PVML.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-270
Number of pages34
JournalCardiology Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2013


  • Echocardiography
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Paravalvular leak
  • Percutaneous intervention


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