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Table 3 Advantages of 3D echocardiography over 2D echocardiography

From: Percutaneous closure of interatrial communications in adults – prospective embolism prevention study with two- and three-dimensional echocardiography

  2D 3D
Calculation of the defect area - +
En face view of the defect - +
Measurement of the defect area + +
Diastolic – systolic area difference - +
Rim calculation +/- -
Visualization of shape of defect - +