Jet Direction and the Mechanism of Mitral Regurgitation

If you need to find out the mechanism of mitral regurgitation (MR), the direction of the MR jet can give you valuable information. In this echocardiography session, Thomas Binder will show you a patient with an eccentric jet which fits well to the underlying mechanism of MR. Yes, we agree that we could also make the diagnosis by just looking at the morphology of the valve. But what it image quality is poor and the jet direction is the only thing that you can define for sure?

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