Journal article

Incremental Value of Three-Dimensional Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Left Ventricular Size in Mitral Regurgitation: A Follow-Up Study after Mitral Valve Surgery

Teerapat Yingchoncharoen, Tomoko Negishi, Tony Stanton, Thomas H Marwick

Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Increased left ventricular (LV) dimensions are an indication for surgery in patients with asymptomatic mitral regurgitation, but M-mode or two-dimensional measurements have known limitations. The aim of this study was to determine the value of three-dimensional echocardiography in predicting postoperative outcomes after mitral surgery. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with severe asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic mitral regurgitation (69% men; mean age, 62 ± 13 years) who underwent mitral valve surgery from January 2010 to December 2011 were studied. In addition to standard echocardiography, baseline three-dimensional echocardiography was performed for accurate quantification of..

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