Doppler echocardiography distinguishes between physiologic and pathologic "silent" mitral regurgitation in patients with rheumatic fever.

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BACKGROUND The diagnosis of rheumatic fever is based on physical findings (major) and supporting laboratory evidence (minor) as defined by the Jones criteria. Rheumatic carditis is characterized by auscultation of a mitral regurgitant murmur. Doppler echocardiography, however, may detect mitral regurgitation when there is no murmur ("silent" mitral… (More)

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@article{Minich1997DopplerED, title={Doppler echocardiography distinguishes between physiologic and pathologic "silent" mitral regurgitation in patients with rheumatic fever.}, author={L. Luann Minich and Lloyd Y. Tani and Luciana T Pagotto and Robert E. Shaddy and L George Veasy}, journal={Clinical cardiology}, year={1997}, volume={20 11}, pages={924-6} }