Cases From an Interventional Imager

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day
As part of American Heart Month, and in recognition of National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day on Feb. 22, the ACC Interventional Leadership Council has recorded a series of videos focused on valvular heart disease, including case presentations and highlights from the latest American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association valve disease guidelines. See the entire series on the Invasive CV Angiography and Intervention Clinical Topic Collection. For patient resources, check out CardioSmart's Heart Valve Disease Hub and "Heart Valve Disease Treatment with TAVR" infographic.

Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FACC, director of interventional echocardiography at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and professor of clinical medicine at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, shares several case examples of imaging-guided management of interventions, including alcohol septal ablation in hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy and moderate aortic stenosis, treatment of paravalvular regurgitation with plug, and use of live three-dimensional multiplanar reconstruction to guide prosthetic valve implantation for torrential tricuspid regurgitation.

Video 1: Cases From an Interventional Imager


  1. Hahn RT, Mahmood F, Kodali S, et al. Core Competencies in Echocardiography for Imaging Structural Heart Disease Interventions: An Expert Consensus Statement. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2019;12:2560-70.
  2. Writing Committee Members, Ommen SR, Mital S, et al. 2020 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients With Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines. Circulation 2020;142:e533-e557.
  3. Ruiz CE, Hahn RT, Berrebi A, et al. Clinical Trial Principles and Endpoint Definitions for Paravalvular Leaks in Surgical Prosthesis: An Expert Statement. J Am Coll Cardiol 2017;69:2067-87.
  4. Writing Committee Members, Otto CM, Nishimura RA, et al. 2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: Executive Summary: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on Clinical Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol 2021;77:450-500.

Clinical Topics: Cardiac Surgery, Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathies, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Noninvasive Imaging, Valvular Heart Disease, Aortic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery and Heart Failure, Cardiac Surgery and VHD, Interventions and Imaging, Interventions and Structural Heart Disease, Angiography, Echocardiography/Ultrasound, Nuclear Imaging

Keywords: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Fibrinolytic Agents, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency, American Heart Association, Hospitals, Military, Laboratories, Leadership, Life Expectancy, Aortic Valve Stenosis, Echocardiography, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic, Catheterization, Outcome Assessment, Health Care, Clinical Medicine, Intubation, Intratracheal, Heart Valve Diseases, Coronary Angiography

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