n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Intermittent symptomatic functional mitral regurgitation illustrated by two cases : case report

Volume 26, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1995-1892
  • E-ISSN: 1680-0745



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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