Relation between reduction in ischaemic mitral regurgitation and improvement in regional left ventricular contractility during low dose dobutamine stress echocardiography.

@article{Abe2005RelationBR,
  title={Relation between reduction in ischaemic mitral regurgitation and improvement in regional left ventricular contractility during low dose dobutamine stress echocardiography.},
  author={Yukio Abe and T Imai and Kensuke Ohue and Ryo Otsuka and Ryushi Komatsu and Masato Otsuka and Yuji Sakanoue and Takahiko Naruko and Akira Itoh and Minoru Yoshiyama and Kazou Haze and Jyun Yoshikawa},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2005},
  volume={91 8},
  pages={1092-3}
}
T he indication of adjunctive mitral valve surgery in patients with ischaemic mitral regurgitation (MR) undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting remains controversial. Furthermore, no approach currently predicts in which patients ischaemic MR will resolve with revascularisation alone. It has been recently suggested that a reduction in ischaemic MR caused by an improvement in regional left ventricular (LV) contractility during low dose dobutamine stress echocardiography (LDSE) might predict a… CONTINUE READING

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