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Chapter 12

Mitral Regurgitation

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Cases

Last Retreat

Only one therapeutic option left in a patient with mitral regurgiation

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Blinded by the Light

Don't focus too much on one pathology, you might miss another one

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From the edge

Detection of mitral regurgitation is not always straight forward

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Fibrosis

Can medical therapy treat mitral regurgitation?

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In search of a hole

See this case and learn how to determine the origin of an MR jet

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Do we need 3D

3D views of the mitral valve. Are they of any help at all

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Case stories

Jet Direction and the Mechanism of Mitral Regurgitation

Patient demo: echo secrets.

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Patterns

We all love criteria, checklists, and guidelines. They help us to remember and deal with complex issues. However, in very complex and variable situations it may be better to rely on “the recognition of patterns” and look at several examples.

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Elementary Watson

It was almost noon when Mrs. Mary, a 62 year old woman from southern Austria, entered the echo lab. In the last few months she had been complaining about exertional dyspnea...

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Gemini Part 2

Remember one of the last cases in which I had promised to report on the outcome of the pregnant woman who developed heart failure and mitral regurgitation? Well, here is the sequel...

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Gemini Part I

As doctors we are usually responsible for the life of ONE patient. However, this is not always the case...

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The Garden Hose Effect

It is common wisdom that the direction of a regurgitant jet reveals the mechanism of mitral regurgitation: a posterior/lateral jet direction suggests
a flail leaflet or prolapse of the anterior leaflet, whereas a jet oriented in anterior/medial direction is indicative of a flail or prolapsing posterior leaflet.

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Distrust

Would you board an airplane if you thought the pilot didn't know how to fly? Would you give your money to a financial consultant who had a bad service record?

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The Road to Nowhere? Part 2

Did you really think Martha had no other options? That she had truly reached the end of the road? Well sometimes there is a distant light - it may be faint, but it does give hope.

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The Road to Nowhere

You are probably familiar with the following situation: you have a patient who is in desperate need of some kind of treatment, but none of the options are very appealing.

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