The role of echocardiography in assessing parachute mitral valve.


Treadmill exercise echocardiography with Doppler evaluation during effort has been used for several years in our department. The usefulness of this methodology in the management of patients with coronary heart disease is recognized but it is being increasingly used in patients with valvular heart disease. We report the case of a 44-year-old man with parachute mitral valve, in which transesophageal echocardiography characterized the pathology and exercise stress echocardiography was important for accurate functional assessment and clinical decisions.

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@article{Almeida2009TheRO, title={The role of echocardiography in assessing parachute mitral valve.}, author={Sofia P Almeida and Carlos Alberto Dias Cotrim and Rita Miranda and Lu{\'i}s Rocha Lopes and Ana Almeida and Maria Jos{\'e} Loureiro and Ot{\'i}lia Sim{\~o}es and Pedro Cordeiro and Paula Fazendas and Isabel Jo{\~a}o and Manuel Oliveira Carrageta}, journal={Revista portuguesa de cardiologia : orgao oficial da Sociedade Portuguesa de Cardiologia = Portuguese journal of cardiology : an official journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology}, year={2009}, volume={28 3}, pages={335-9} }