Three-dimensional echocardiographic (3DE) of right ventricle (RV) has been validated in many clinical settings. However, the necessity of complicated and off-line dedicated software has reduced its diffusion. A new simplified "on board" 3DE software (OB) has been developed to obtain RV volumes and ejection fraction (EF) together with several conventional parameters automatically derived from 3DE: tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), fractional area change (FAC), longitudinal strain (LS). Aims of this study were to evaluate feasibility and accuracy of OB RV analysis.
Tamborini G, Cefalù C, Celeste F, Fusini L, Garlaschè A, Muratori M, Ghulam Ali S, Gripari P, Berna G, Pepi M. Multi-parametric "on board" evaluation of right ventricular function using three-dimensional echocardiography: feasibility and comparison to traditional two-and three dimensional echocardiographic measurements. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2018 Nov 15. doi: 10.1007/s10554-018-1496-9. [Epub ahead of print]