Different mechanisms of mitral regurgitation in acute and chronic forms of coronary heart disease.

@article{Ballester1983DifferentMO,
  title={Different mechanisms of mitral regurgitation in acute and chronic forms of coronary heart disease.},
  author={Manel Ballester and Richard J Tasca and Luciana Mar{\'i}n and Sandra Rees and Anthony F Rickards and LAWSON McDONALD},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1983},
  volume={4 8},
  pages={557-65}
}
Contradictory two-dimensional echocardiographic findings have been reported in relation to the role of prolapse of the mitral valve and lack of systolic leaflet coaptation in mitral regurgitation secondary to coronary heart disease. A prospective study of 22 patients with chronic coronary heart disease and mitral regurgitation showed the following: Inferior akinesia was detected in 14 (64%), fibrosis of the postero-medial papillary muscle in 10 (45%), and prolapse of the mitral valve in nine… CONTINUE READING