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Mitral regurgitation

Chapter 17
Presenters: Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Binder; Anna-Maria Pistritto, MD
1 credit

What you will learn

- Mitral regurgitation (MR) and echo: recognizing the mitral regurgitant jet; - The components of the MR jet; - Different MR jets; - Focus on eccentric MR jets: understanding the “coanda effect”; - Quantification of MR: - Different causes of MR: functional versus structural MR; - Additional findings in mitral regurgitation; - Consequences of mitral regurgitation; 1. Visual assessment of MR, 2. The flow convergence zone: how it is generated, 3. The meaning of the vena contracta width.

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