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Echocardiographic evaluation of right ventricular systolic functions in pure mitral stenosis.
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PMID:  11495504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Detailed echocardiographic evaluation of right ventricular muscle thickness and systolic functions was performed in twenty two cases of isolated rheumatic mitral stenosis without clinical signs of systemic venous congestion, tricuspid regurgitation or atrial fibrillation. Twenty two age and sex matched normal persons formed the control group. Right ventricular thickness was significantly increased in the patients with mitral stenosis. End-diastolic and end-systolic long axis measurements and areas were significantly increased and fractional shortening of these parameters was significantly reduced in the patient group. Our results show that right ventricular systolic functions are significantly impaired even in absence of clinical signs of systemic venous congestion. This impairment of systolic function did not correlate with pulmonary flow acceleration time. Myocardial involvement in rheumatic process could be one possibility. Systolic movement of the Tricuspid annulus and right ventricular mid cavity short axis dimension were not sensitive in detecting right ventricular systolic dysfunction.
S R Mittal; R S Goozar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The international journal of cardiovascular imaging     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1569-5794     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Publication Date:  2001 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-09     Completed Date:  2001-12-07     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100969716     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Imaging     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, J.L.N. Medical College & Hospital, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India.
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MeSH Terms
Mitral Valve Stenosis / complications*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Pulmonary Circulation / physiology
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Systole / physiology*
Venous Pressure / physiology
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / complications*,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography*

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