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Current Cardiology Reviews


ISSN (Print): 1573-403X
ISSN (Online): 1875-6557

The Use of Exercise Echocardiography in the Evaluation of Mitral Regurgitation

Author(s): Kibar Yared, Kaitlyn My-Tu Lam and Judy Hung

Volume 5, Issue 4, 2009

Page: [312 - 322] Pages: 11

DOI: 10.2174/157340309789317841

Price: $65


Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the second most common valvular disease in western countries after aortic stenosis. Optimal management of patients with MR depends on the etiology of the regurgitation and is based predominantly on left ventricular function and functional status. Recent outcome studies report high risk subsets of asymptomatic patients with MR, and practice guidelines underscore the importance of a well-established estimation of exercise tolerance and recommend exercise testing to objectively assess functional status and hemodynamic factors.

Keywords: Stress echocardiography, mitral valve, mitral regurgitation, cardiac resynchronization therapy

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