This thesis investigates the role that real-time 3D echocardiography might play in the analysis of structural heart disease. The 3D echocardiographic assessment of patients with a variety of congenital heart disease is described, with specific focus on description and measurement of intracardiac anatomy and functional assessment. In chapter 1, the outline of the thesis is given. This thesis focuses on the feasibility and clinical applicability of real-time 3D echocardiography in daily patient care for congenital heart disease and whether 3D echocardiographic images give a reliable reflection of the intracardiac anatomy in a wide variety of congenital heart defects.

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Promotor Simoons, M.L. (Maarten) , Bogers, A.J.J.C. (Ad)
Sponsor Bogers, Prof. Dr. A.J.J.C. , Simoons, Prof. Dr. M.L. , The Netherlands Heart Foundation
ISBN 978-908559-168-9
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van den Bosch, A.E.. (2006, June 14). Real-time 3D echocardiography: an extra dimension in the echocardiographic diagnosis of congenital heart disease. Retrieved from