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Echocardiographic aortic root motion in ventricular volume overload and the effect of mitral incompetence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  510347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Echocardiographic aortic root motion in systole was studied in 57 patients: 13 normal subjects, 4 patients with left ventricular (LV) volume overload due to anaemia, 16 patients with mitral incompetence, 13 with aortic incompetence and 11 with mitral stenosis. In normal subjects, patients with mitral stenosis and in patients with LV volume overload, in whom the increased stroke volume was ejected forwards into the ascending aorta (anaemia, aortic incompetence) the amplitude of motion of the posterior aortic wall (vp), the aortic widening fraction (AWF) and total aortic motion (TAM) were increased. In mitral incompetence, however, despite the large increase in total LV stroke index, there was a decrease in vp (P less than 0.01), AWF (P less than 0.001) and TAM (P less than 0.001), and the decrease in aortic motion for a given stroke index was related to the mitral regurgitant fraction, indicating that aortic wall movement in systole depended predominantly on forward ejection of the LV stroke volume. Reduced echocardiographic aortic root motion and widening during systole are useful echocardiographic signs of mitral regurgitation.
B S Lewis; Y Hasin; R Pasternak; M S Gotsman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0301-4711     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiol     Publication Date:  1979 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-02-15     Completed Date:  1980-02-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404054     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  375-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anemia / complications
Aorta / physiology*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis
Cardiac Volume
Echocardiography / methods*
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Heart Ventricles
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Mitral Valve Stenosis / diagnosis
Stroke Volume

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