Perioperative echocardiographic assessment of mitral valve regurgitation: a comprehensive review

Jan I Poelaert, Stefaan Bouchez

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Abstract

Cardiac ultrasound allows comprehensive analysis of the complex structure of the mitral valve. Transoesophageal echocardiography is the preferred diagnostic and monitoring technique both in the intraoperative phase and in the immediate postoperative phase. Besides two-dimensional imaging, the 3D approach offers clear advantages in visualizing different aspects of pathology and facilitating interpretation of pathophysiological features. This review comprehensively summarizes anatomical and physiological characteristics, the value of 2D imaging in diagnosis and follow-up and the supplementary significance of 3D echocardiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-812
Number of pages12
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • Physiology
  • Valve disease

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