Because the heart may be partially contracted, a cardiac chamber
will be at least as large as it appears, but it could be larger.
Albunex(R) will be used in Japan during echocardiography (ultrasound imaging of the heart) to enhance the identification of precise endocardial borders and to assess blood flow within the cardiac chambers
, both of which are used to measure the efficiency of the main pumping chamber of the heart and to assess damage to the heart.
The creation of pre-transeptal anatomical maps of the left cardiac chambers
from the right side may diminish the need for detailed pre-procedure imaging studies, reduce procedure times, and facilitate accurate and effective lesion placement.
Two-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography showed normal-sized cardiac chambers
and a large echo-free space behind the right atrium (Fig.
The small caliber of the aorta, the flattened inferior vena cava, and the decreased volume of cardiac chambers
are well-known CT signs that are associated with hypovolemic shock.
These models can then be segmented into individual cardiac chambers
or vessels, providing highly accurate representations on which to base an EP procedure.
and great systemic arteries were at normal position (Fig.
1,2) These were usually described as traversing an internally directed course, such as those that eventually impinged on and/or penetrated various cardiac chambers
, (3) great vessels, (4) or the pleural cavity.
To have precise control of an ablation catheter in a flexible and simple platform for navigation within the cardiac chambers
, and to be able to achieve this from a remote location could make ablation of complex arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, significantly easier and more feasible for all clinicians," said Andrea Natale, M.