Correlation between cardiac catheterization and echocardiography in assessing the severity of mitral stenosis

Michael Motro, Adam Schneeweiss, Eva Lehrer, Shmuel Rath, Henry N. Neufeld

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Abstract

During a 12-mth period 162 consecutive patients with mitral stenosis underwent examination by M-mode as well as cross-sectional echocardiography. The mitral valve area was measured by cross-sectional echocardiography and the severity of mitral stenosis by M-mode echocardiography. Out of the total, 69 patients underwent left and right heart catheterization and in 53 of these the mitral valve area was calculated. A correlation of r = 0.92 for the mitral valve area was found between sector scan echocardiography and cardiac catheterization, whereas the correlation between M-mode echocardiography and catheterization yielded a result of only r = 0.38. Thus the assessment of the severity of mitral stenosis by cross-sectional echocardiography is a reliable alternative to cardiac catheterization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-34
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • correlation between cardiac catheterization and echocardiography
  • echocardiography
  • mitral stenosis

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