Evaluation of the Abdominal Aorta and the Renal Arteries with an Intracardiac Echocardiography Probe Placed in the Inferior Vena Cava: A Feasibility Study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Aorta, Abdominal
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Echocardiography
  • Endosonography
  • Renal Artery

abstract

  • High-resolution images of the abdominal aorta from the diaphragm to its bifurcation were easily obtained in all patients. These images allowed for the evaluation of arterial size, shape, and blood flow. Both renal arteries were easily visualized in each patient. With the probe in the inferior vena cava, both renal arteries were parallel to the imaging plane and, therefore, accurate measurement of renal blood flow velocity and individual renal blood flow were measured.

publication date

  • February 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.echo.2006.07.009

PubMed ID

  • 17275696

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 119

end page

  • 25

volume

  • 20

number

  • 2