Ultraschall in Med 2015; 36(01): 10-34
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1385684
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Standardized Transthoracic Echocardiography in Patients with Primary and Secondary Mitral Valve Regurgitation

Die konventionelle Standarduntersuchung in der transthorakalen Echokardiografie bei Patienten mit primärer und sekundärer Mitralklappeninsuffizienz
A. Hagendorff
,
S. Stoebe
,
A. Tarr
,
D. Pfeiffer
Further Information

Publication History

23 July 2014

06 October 2014

Publication Date:
17 December 2014 (online)

Learning objectives

Mitral valve regurgitation is the most common valve defect after aortic valve stenosis in the industrialized world. Since it is not possible to directly determine the regurgitant fraction, it is often difficult to evaluate regurgitation at the heart valves with echocardiography.