Management of Cardiac Disease
Management of cardiac disease (including acute coronary syndrome, endo-, myo-, and pericarditis, myocardial ischemia and infarction, heart failure, and valvular disease) is based on information gleaned from electrocardiography (ECG), echocardiography (2D, 3D, TDE), and when indicated, cardiac magnetic resonance.
3D modeling is extremely useful in planning surgical investigations and therapeutic protocols. The severity of cardiac conditions can be quantitated such that these assessments can drive further diagnostics and therapeutic decisions.
Structural abnormalities of the heart, aorta, and other aspects of the cardiovascular system can determine or rule out cardiovascular disease that involves the cardiac structure and anatomy, and stress echocardiography can determine or rule out cardiovascular disease impacting the physiology of the heart. Genetic cardiovascular anomalies are also identifiable anatomically and physiologically using ultrasound.