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Mitral regurgitation: current trends in diagnosis and management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21441774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Mitral regurgitation is the most prevalent heart valve disorder in the United States. Individuals with mitral regurgitation may be asymptomatic or may present with dyspnea, orthopnea, fatigue, and/or heart rhythm disturbances. Long-standing mitral regurgitation causes chronic left ventricular volume overload, which leads to left ventricular dilation and contractile dysfunction. Without treatment, mitral regurgitation results in biventricular failure and death. Echocardiography is the preferred diagnostic test to assess the presence and severity of mitral regurgitation. Mitral valve surgery, the only effective treatment for patients with severe mitral regurgitation, is recommended early in the course of the disease to prevent the development of heart failure. Early recognition of mitral regurgitation and timely referral for mitral valve surgery significantly improve symptoms and long-term survival.
Mehrdad Ghoreishi; Murtaza Dawood; Craig E Stauffer; James S Gammie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital practice (1995)     Volume:  39     ISSN:  2154-8331     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Pract (1995)     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-28     Completed Date:  2011-06-02     Revised Date:  2013-04-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101268948     Medline TA:  Hosp Pract (1995)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  181-92     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Mitral Valve / anatomy & histology
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications,  physiopathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive

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