Interview with John Carroll, M.D., director of interventional cardiology, Robert Quaife, M.D., director of advanced cardiac imaging, and James Chen, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the 3-D imaging lab at the Cardiac and Vascular Center at the University of Colorado Hospital. They discuss how the structural heart program was created and how they invested in advanced imaging to grow into one of the most advanced programs in the country. They explain how the program now incorporates transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter mitral valve repair, transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR), left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion and transcatheter closure of holes in the heart.
The heart team in this video stressed the need for advanced imaging to plan and guide the procedures. They explain how the center developed its own 3-D imaging software and worked with Philips healthcare to commercialize some of the technologies, including the EchoNavigator system used to fuse live angiography with live transesophageal echo (TEE).
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(This video was originally posted in May 2019 and was updated Oct. 2, 2019)