Echocardiographic assessment of mitral regurgitation

N.D. Oryshchyn

Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine

In this article all aspects of echocardiographic assessment of mitral regurgitation are described. Different pathophysiologic mechanisms of mitral regurgitation (MR) are analyzed, contemporary functional classification of MR is proposed. Methods of quantification of MR are presented, indications for surgical treatment are introduced. Criteria of reparability of mitral valve in different mechanisms of MR are defined.

Key words: mitral regurgitation, echocardiography, diagnostics, mitral valve repair.


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