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Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition) Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)
Rev Esp Cardiol. 2018;71:373-81 - Vol. 71 Num.05 DOI: 10.1016/j.rec.2017.10.029

Fusion Imaging for Procedural Guidance

Brandon M. Wiley a, Mackram F. Eleid a, Jeremy J. Thaden a,

a Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States


Fusion imaging. Valvular heart disease. Structural heart disease.


The field of percutaneous structural heart interventions has grown tremendously in recent years. This growth has fueled the development of new imaging protocols and technologies in parallel to help facilitate these minimally-invasive procedures. Fusion imaging is an exciting new technology that combines the strength of 2 imaging modalities and has the potential to improve procedural planning and the safety of many commonly performed transcatheter procedures. In this review we discuss the basic concepts of fusion imaging along with the relative strengths and weaknesses of static vs dynamic fusion imaging modalities. This review will focus primarily on echocardiographic-fluoroscopic fusion imaging and its application in commonly performed transcatheter structural heart procedures.

1885-5857/© 2018 Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved