Left ventricular systolic function in ischemic mitral regurgitation : time to look beyond ejection fraction

Authors: Magne, JulienPibarot, Philippe
Abstract: Chronic ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is a frequent complication after myocardial infarction (MI)1, 2 and 3 and is associated with poor outcomes,4, 5, 6 and 7 even after coronary revascularization and/or mitral valve surgery.8, 9, 10 and 11 This negative impact on outcomes is proportional to the severity of mitral regurgitation (MR).4 and 12. The exact prevalence of IMR in the community remains unclear, ranging from 13% to 59%, with about one third of patients having moderate or greater MR.1 Furthermore, the rising incidence of MR due to the “epidemic” of obesity, diabetes, and metabolic disorders, combined with improvements in treatment during the acute phase of MI, will likely result in significant changes in the prevalence of IMR in the coming decades.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 1 October 2013
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/3828
This document was published in: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Vol. 26 (10), 1130–1134 (2013)
C.V. Mosby
Alternative version: 10.1016/j.echo.2013.08.011
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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