Value of quantitative analysis of mitral regurgitation jet eccentricity by color flow Doppler for identification of flail leaflet.

@article{Colombo2001ValueOQ,
  title={Value of quantitative analysis of mitral regurgitation jet eccentricity by color flow Doppler for identification of flail leaflet.},
  author={Paolo Colombo and Reng Hong Wu and Stanislav Weiner and Marco Marinaccio and Alessandra Brofferio and Jose Banchs and Sunil Malla and Robert William Mayo Frater and Jamshid Shirani and Michele Nanna},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={534-40}
}
Early surgical intervention improves the outcome of patients with mitral regurgitation (MR) secondary to flail leaflet. Current criteria for the diagnosis of flail leaflet require a detailed definition of mitral valve anatomy, which is often challenging by transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and, occasionally, even by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). We studied 57 patients (mean age 63 +/- 15 years) with anatomically confirmed flail mitral leaflet and a control group of 57 patients… CONTINUE READING