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Echo MasterClass Course

Chapter 12

Mitral Regurgitation

Presenter: Thomas Binder MD - Austria
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What you will learn

This chapter will provide you with in-depth knowledge that will help you determine the severity of mitral regurgitation. You will learn which factors determine whether a patient should undergo valve surgery and what the mechanism of mitral regurgitation is. A special section will be dedicated to practical issues such as how to view the specific portions of the mitral valve and how to find the origin of a jet.

  • Prognosis, hemodynamics, cause
  • Quantification
  • Imaging
  • Mechanism
  • Indications for surgery

Video lectures

Quiz

Dear user,

 

you are about to start the "Mitral Regurgitation" quiz and evaluation.

The quiz contains 10 questions, so you need to answer 8 correctly (pass mark 75%).

We designed the quiz as a learning experience as well, it is not just a testing tool. Some questions were not taken directly from the course.

Once you have done the quiz, complete the short evaluation to be able to claim your CME certificate.

We wish you good luck!.

 

All the best, your 123 Sonography Team

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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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Coming late

See how correct timing of events plays an important role in valvular heart disease

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Case stories

Jet Direction and the Mechanism of Mitral Regurgitation

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Patient demo: echo secrets.

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Patterns

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Ultrasound: In very complex and variable situations “recognition of patterns” is most important.

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Elementary Watson

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Exertional Dyspnea: Mrs. Mary, a 62 year old woman from southern Austria, entered the echo lab....

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Gemini Part 2

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Remember one of the last cases in which I wrote about heart failure and mitral regurgitation? Well, here is the sequel...

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Gemini Part I

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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

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It is common wisdom that the direction of a regurgitant jet reveals the mechanism of mitral regurgitation...

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Distrust

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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

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Well sometimes there is a distant light - it may be faint, but it does give hope. Read this ultrasound case.

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The Road to Nowhere

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Imagine 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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Fact sheets

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