In vivo identification of mitral valve fibrosis and calcium by real-time quantitative ultrasonic analysis.

@article{Lattanzi1990InVI,
  title={In vivo identification of mitral valve fibrosis and calcium by real-time quantitative ultrasonic analysis.},
  author={Fabio Lattanzi and Eugenio Picano and Luigi Landini and Alessandro Mazzarisi and Giuseppe Pelosi and A. Benassi and Leonardo Salvatore and Alessandro Distante and Antonio L'Abbate},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={65 5},
  pages={355-9}
}
Conventional echocardiography provides fundamental information about mitral valve morphology and function but has a relatively low specificity in evaluating valve calcific deposits, which is critical information for the preoperative decision to perform commisurotomy or replacement. In vitro radiofrequency ultrasonic quantitative analysis of the mitral valve… CONTINUE READING