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Double mitral valve orifice. Two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiographic diagnosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8987183     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the usefulness of two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography for diagnosing double mitral valve orifices (DMVO) in addition to identifying associated pathologies. We report five cases, three male and two female with an age ranging from 4 to 44 years old (mean age: 17 years), with the diagnosis of DMVO according to the following characteristics: using two-dimensional echocardiography on the short parasternal axis, both orifices were observed; apical in which the "seagull sign" was identified in both chambers, in addition to identifying the flows of each orifice by pulsed and codified color Doppler obtaining the corresponding gradients. With respect to the associated pathologies, all patients presented some type of malformation, such as subaortic ring, patent ductus arteriosus, coarctation of the aorta, bicuspid aorta and pulmonary stenosis. Using the color Doppler echocardiography allows an adequate anatomical and functional definition of DMVO.
S Solorio; E Badui; M Yáñez; R Enciso; L Rodríguez; L R Quintero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of medical research     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0188-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Med. Res.     Publication Date:  1996  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-01-30     Completed Date:  1997-01-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312706     Medline TA:  Arch Med Res     Country:  MEXICO    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division de Cardiología, Hospital de Especialidades, Centro Médico La Raza, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, México, D.F.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / ultrasonography
Aorta / abnormalities
Child, Preschool
Ductus Arteriosus / ultrasonography
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color / methods*
Heart Defects, Congenital / ultrasonography*
Mitral Valve / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications,  ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Subvalvular Stenosis / complications,  ultrasonography

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