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OBJECTIVE The mechanism of higher incidence of ischemic mitral regurgitation in patients with inferior compared with anterior myocardial infarction despite less global left ventricular remodeling and(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to test whether isolated mitral annular (MA) dilation can cause important functional mitral regurgitation (MR). BACKGROUND Mitral annular dilation has been considered a primary(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess whether transthoracic Doppler echocardiography and serum natriuretic peptide levels could predict mean pulmonary capillary wedge pressure (PCWP) in patients(More)