This review describes the use of ultrasound as a treatment modality for cardiovascular diseases. Ultrasound is widely used for diagnosis in cardiovascular pathology. However, it is not much used for therapeutic purposes. Therapeutic ultrasound includes thermal and mechanical effects. Therapeutic applications already available or still under research in venous, arterial, and cardiac diseases will be described.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Therapeutic ultrasound is not widely used in cardiovascular pathology.
The most developed applications use mechanical effects rather than thermal effects.
Devices are available to treat arterial and venous diseases.
Development of ultrasound therapy devices for cardiac application is challenging.
Keywords : Ultrasound therapy, Cardiovascular diseases, HIFU, Ultrasound ablation