Rest and stress echocardiographic predictors of prognosis in patients with left ventricular dysfunction and functional mitral regurgitation

Eustachio Agricola, Alessandra Meris, Michele Oppizzi, Tonino Bombardini, Matteo Pisani, Gabriele Fragasso, Alberto Margonato

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Abstract

We evaluate, in 37 consecutive patients (mean age 67 ± 9 years) with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR), several rest and stress echocardiographic predictors of outcome. Rest end-systolic volume, peak stress end-diastolic volume and effective regurgitant orifice were independent predictors of death at 25 months follow-up. Therefore, rest and stress echocardiographic evaluation of patients with FMR provides strong prognostic information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-249
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume124
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 29 2008

Keywords

  • Echocardiography
  • Functional mitral regurgitation
  • Left ventricular remodelling
  • Prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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