Publication
Title
The role of multi-imaging modality in primary mitral regurgitation
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Abstract
Primary mitral regurgitation (MR) is the first cause of valvular regurgitation in Western countries. Echocardiography is the cornerstone for diagnosing MR and more specifically for establishing its aetiology and mechanism, for quantifying its severity, progression, and repercussion and for assessing the likelihood of successful of valve repair. Two-dimensional/three-dimensional transthoracic and transoesophageal echocardiography are the most widely used methods. Interest is growing for exercise echocardiography particularly in patients in whom symptoms do not correlate well with MR severity and for risk stratification. The experience of multi-slice computed tomography in primary MR is still limited. Conversely, cardiovascular magnetic resonance has gained progressive relevance and represents the alternative method of choice.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European heart journal : cardiovascular Imaging. - Oxford, 2012, currens
Publication
Oxford : Oxford university Press, 2012
ISSN
2047-2404
2047-2412
Volume/pages
13:2(2012), p. 139-151
ISI
000301238800004
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 18.04.2012
Last edited 14.06.2017
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