CT Structural Heart

A CT structural heart may be performed if you are planned to undergo a minimally invasive cardiac procedure such as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) or a mitral valve proceure (e.g. Mitraclip). The CT is used to make precise measurements of the heart structures to enable the physician to choose the most appropriately sized device to implant during the procedure. The CT scan also provides valuable information about the size of the blood vessels in the groin and pelvis (iliofemoral arteries) to see whether they are large enough to pass a catheter through them.