Value of exercise echocardiography in rheumatic mitral stenosis with and without significant mitral regurgitation

Eli I. Lev*, Alex Sagie, Mordehay Vaturi, Noga Sela, Alexander Battler, Yaron Shapira

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Abstract

Patients with rheumatic mitral valve disease (n = 48) underwent treadmill stress echocardiography and were classified as those with mitral stenosis (n = 24) or those with mitral regurgitation with mild mitral stenosis (n = 24). Despite marked differences in mitral valve area (1.1 ± 0.3 vs 2.1 ± 0.6 cm2, respectively; p <0.0001), systolic tricuspid gradients were similar both at rest (37 ± 11 vs 37 ± 13 mm Hg) and at peak exercise (60 ± 16 vs 55 ± 13 mm Hg, respectively). Following stress echocardiography, an invasive procedure or modification of medical treatment was performed or recommended in 51% of the study patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1060-1063
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume93
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Apr 2004

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