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New echocardiography-based classification of mitral valve pathology: relevance to surgical valve repair.

Abstract

A new echocardiography-based classification of mitral valve pathology is proposed, the adoption of which may provide a uniform approach to the assessment of individual cases by the cardiologist, cardiac anesthesiologist, and surgeon. This type of approach may facilitate the planning and execution of valve repair techniques, with higher rates of success than are currently reported.

Authors

Shah PM, Raney AA

Institution

Hoag Heart Valve Center, Newport Beach, California 92658, USA. Pravin.shah@hoag.org

Source

The Journal of heart valve disease 21:1 2012 Jan pg 37-40

MeSH

Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Echocardiography
Female
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
Humans
Image Enhancement
Male
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve
Mitral Valve Annuloplasty
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Patient Care Planning
Patient Selection

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22474740