Assessment of Biventricular Function by Three-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Secondary Mitral Regurgitation after Repair with the MitraClip System.

@article{Vitarelli2015AssessmentOB,
  title={Assessment of Biventricular Function by Three-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Secondary Mitral Regurgitation after Repair with the MitraClip System.},
  author={Antonio Vitarelli and Enrico Mangieri and Lidia Capotosto and Gaetano Tanzilli and Ilaria D'angeli and Nicola G Viceconte and Attilio Placanica and Giuseppe Placanica and Nino Cocco and Rasul Ashurov and Suliman Al-Kindy},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2015},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={1070-82}
}
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to determine changes in left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) function with three-dimensional (3D) speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) after percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system in high-risk surgical patients with moderate to severe or severe secondary mitral regurgitation (MR). METHODS Thirty-two patients with MR undergoing MitraClip were prospectively included. Patients underwent two-dimensional (2D) and 3D… CONTINUE READING