Planimetry of mitral valve stenosis by magnetic resonance imaging.

  title={Planimetry of mitral valve stenosis by magnetic resonance imaging.},
  author={Behrus Djavidani and Kurt Debl and Markus Lenhart and Johannes S Seitz and Christian Paetzel and Franz Xaver Schmid and Wolfgang R. Nitz and Stefan Feuerbach and Guenter A. J. Riegger and Andreas Luchner},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={45 12},
OBJECTIVES We sought to determine whether noninvasive planimetry of the mitral valve area (MVA) by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is feasible and reliable in patients with mitral stenosis (MS). BACKGROUND Accurate assessment of MVA is particularly important for the management of patients with valvular stenosis. Current standard techniques for assessing the severity of MS include echocardiography (ECHO) and cardiac catheterization (CATH). METHODS In 22 patients with suspected or known MS… CONTINUE READING

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