Relation of frequency and severity of mitral regurgitation to survival among patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure.

@article{Trichon2003RelationOF,
  title={Relation of frequency and severity of mitral regurgitation to survival among patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction and heart failure.},
  author={Benjamin H Trichon and Gary Michael Felker and Linda K. Shaw and Christopher H. Cabell and Christopher M. O'Connor},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={538-43}
}
The goal of this study was to examine the frequency of mitral regurgitation (MR) in patients with left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction and to relate its presence and severity to long-term survival. Remodeling of the left ventricle after myocyte injury leads to a progressive change in LV size and shape, and it may lead to the development of MR. The frequency of MR and its relation to survival in patients with LV systolic dysfunction has not been completely characterized. We analyzed the… CONTINUE READING
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