Outcome of mild periprosthetic regurgitation detected by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.

  title={Outcome of mild periprosthetic regurgitation detected by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={Daniel J O'Rourke and Robert T Palac and David J. Malenka and Charles A. S. Marrin and Brenda E Arbuckle and Jonathan F. Plehn},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={38 1},
OBJECTIVES The goal of this study was to determine the outcome of trivial or mild periprosthetic regurgitation (PPR) identified by intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). BACKGROUND The clinical significance, natural history and correlates of trivial or mild PPR detected early after surgery are unknown. METHODS Between 1992 and 1997, 608 consecutive patients underwent isolated aortic valve replacement or mitral valve replacement at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Of these… CONTINUE READING


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