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Editor / Project Lead: Luigi P. Badano
Contributing Authors: Bernard Cosyns; Denisa Muraru; Cristina Basso; Gaetano Thiene; Carlo Dal Lin; Manni Vannan; Jose Luis Zamorano
Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) enables an easier, accurate and reproducible interpretation of the complex cardiac anatomy, overcoming the intrinsic limitations of conventional echocardiography. The availability of unprecedented views of cardiac structures from any perspective in the beating heart provides valuable clinical information and new levels of confidence in diagnosing heart disease. One major advantage of 3DE is the improvement in the accuracy and reproducibility of chamber volume measurement by eliminating geometric assumptions and errors caused by foreshortened views. Another benefit of 3DE is the realistic en face views of heart valves, enabling a better appreciation of the severity and mechanisms of valve diseases in a unique, noninvasive manner.
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