Progression of degenerative mitral stenosis: insights from a cohort of 254 patients.

@article{Tyagi2014ProgressionOD,
  title={Progression of degenerative mitral stenosis: insights from a cohort of 254 patients.},
  author={Gaurav Tyagi and Patricia Dang and Ioana Pasca and Reena Patel and Ramdas G Pai},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={707-12}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY Degenerative mitral stenosis (DMS) is an increasingly common echocardiographic finding, yet the clinical and biological behavior and rate of progression of the condition are unknown. METHODS A total of 254 patients was identified from the authors' echocardiographic database with DMS, defined as severe mitral annular calcification with extension into the mitral leaflets resulting in transmitral flow acceleration with a mean diastolic gradient of >2 mmHg in the… CONTINUE READING