n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Intermittent symptomatic functional mitral regurgitation illustrated by two cases : case report
|Article Title||Intermittent symptomatic functional mitral regurgitation illustrated by two cases : case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Bahcesehir University, Turkey, 2 Bahcesehir University, Turkey, 3 Bahcesehir University, Turkey and 4 Bahcesehir University, Turkey|
|Publication Date||Jul 2015|
|Pages||12 - 14|
|Keyword(s)||Doppler echocardiography, Electromechanical delay, Left bundle branch block, Mitral insufficiency and Mitral regurgitation|
Functional mitral regurgitation may have different haemodynamic consequences, clinical implications and treatment options, such as surgical or percutaneous interventions or implanting a pacemaker. Here we present two cases with haemodynamically significant intermittent functional mitral regurgitation as the underlying mechanism of heart failure. The cases underline the importance of a high index of suspicion in patients with intermittent heart failure, and a careful analysis of echocardiographic images with simultaneous ECG, in order to delineate systolic and diastolic mitral regurgitation.
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