Echocardiographic estimation of left atrial pressure in beagle dogs with experimentally-induced mitral valve regurgitation.

@article{Ishikawa2011EchocardiographicEO,
  title={Echocardiographic estimation of left atrial pressure in beagle dogs with experimentally-induced mitral valve regurgitation.},
  author={Taisuke Ishikawa and Ryuji Fukushima and Shuji Suzuki and Yuka Miyaishi and Taiki Nishimura and Satoshi Hira and Lina Hamabe and Ryou Tanaka},
  journal={The Journal of veterinary medical science},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 8},
  pages={1015-24}
}
Non-invasive and immediate estimation of left atrial pressure (LAP) is very useful for the management of mitral regurgitation (MR), and many reports have assessed echocardiographic estimations of LAP to date. However, it has been unclear of which examination and evaluate article possess the best accuracy for the MR severity. The present research aims to establish the echocardiographic estimation equation of LAP that is well applicable for clinical MR dogs. After the chordae tendineae rupture… CONTINUE READING