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Quantitative mitral valve anatomy and pathology

Abstract

Quantitative analysis is an important part of the morphological assessment of the diseased mitral valve. It can be used to describe valve anatomy, pathology, function and the mechanisms of disease. Echocardiography is the main source of indirect quantitative data that is comparable with direct anatomic or surgical measurements. Furthermore, it can relate morphology with function. This review provides an account of current mitral valve quantification techniques and clinical applications.

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Garbi, M., Monaghan, M.J. Quantitative mitral valve anatomy and pathology. Echo Res Pract 2, R63–R72 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1530/ERP-15-0008

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Key Words

  • mitral valve
  • quantification
  • morphology
  • echocardiography
  • 3D
  • repair