Computed tomography evaluation in valvular heart disease

Nada Shaban, Javier Sanz, Leticia Fernández Friera, Mario Jorge García

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Valvular heart disease commonly affects patients evaluated in the cardiology practice. Although Echocardiography is the primary modality for the evaluation of patients with suspected or known valvular heart disease, cardiac CT has distinct advantage in the evaluation of several anatomical features of the cardiac valves, including the extent of calcification, the geometry of the annulus and the evaluation of biological and mechanical prostheses. It is important for cardiologists, radiologists and other cardiac imaging specialists to recognize the features of normal and abnormal valves in patients who are referred for cardiac CT evaluation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac CT Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis of Cardiovascular Disease
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319282190
ISBN (Print)9783319282176
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Aortic regurgitation
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Bioprosthetic valves
  • Cardiac valve
  • Mechanical prosthetic valves
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Trans-aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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