[Mitral regurgitation due to ruptured chordae tendineae: sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic criteria by two-dimensional echocardiography].

@article{Takenaga1986MitralRD,
  title={[Mitral regurgitation due to ruptured chordae tendineae: sensitivity and specificity of the diagnostic criteria by two-dimensional echocardiography].},
  author={Masanori Takenaga and Makoto Ohno and Akitaka Shibuya and Kouhei Hara and Hiroshi Tsuneyoshi and Hiroki Takeuchi and Mitsuo Kashida and Tetsu Yamaguchi and Kiyoshi Machii and Shoichi Furuta},
  journal={Journal of cardiography},
  year={1986},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          105-13
        }
}
The sensitivity and specificity of the two-dimensional (2D) echocardiographic criteria for diagnosing ruptured mitral chordae tendineae (RCT) were assessed in 52 cases with non-rheumatic mitral regurgitation undergoing mitral valve prostheses. At surgery, chordal rupture was confirmed in 38 cases (RCT group), but not in 14 cases (non-RCT group). Four presumptive and three definite findings for diagnosing mitral chordal rupture using 2D echo were evaluated. Mitral valve prolapse with incomplete… CONTINUE READING