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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 4 July 2017 > MITRAL VALVE DISEASE > A New Method to Evaluate Atrial Hemodynamic and Quantify Mitral Regurgitation using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: The Pulmonary Venous Flow Approach

A New Method to Evaluate Atrial Hemodynamic and Quantify Mitral Regurgitation using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: The Pulmonary Venous Flow Approach

Giovanni Benfari1,3, Giulia Vinco1,2, Karl Sayegh2, Matthias Friedrich2, Andrea Rossi1

1Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
2Department of Radiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada
3Electronic correspondence: giovanni.benfari@gmail.com

Pulmonary venous flow (PVF) provides incremental information on left ventricular (LV) diastolic function, and can support the diagnosis of severe mitral regurgitation (MR). The suggestion has been made to combine the left atrial filling volume (LA Fill) and PVF for estimating the mitral regurgitant volume, but echocardiographic PVF

 

evaluation is known to have many limitations. The present case report includes an example of how to assess PVF using cardiovascular magnetic resonance, and a new method is proposed for quantification of the mitral regurgitant volume.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2017;26:456-459


A New Method to Evaluate Atrial Hemodynamic and Quantify Mitral Regurgitation using Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance: The Pulmonary Venous Flow Approach

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