Mitral valve compensation for annular dilatation: in vitro study into the mechanisms of functional mitral regurgitation with an adjustable annulus model.

@article{He1999MitralVC,
  title={Mitral valve compensation for annular dilatation: in vitro study into the mechanisms of functional mitral regurgitation with an adjustable annulus model.},
  author={Shengqiu He and Jack D. Lemmon and Mark W Weston and Morten O. Jensen and Robert A. Levine and Ajit P. Yoganathan},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={1999},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={294-302}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Mitral annulus dilatation has been identified as an important factor in functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). However, the pathophysiologic interaction of annular dilatation and papillary muscle (PM) displacement in FMR, which occurs clinically in left ventricular (LV) dilatation, is still not well understood. It is… CONTINUE READING