Pivotal role of bedside Doppler echocardiography in the assessment of patients with acute heart failure and mitral regurgitation

Authors: Ennezat, Pierre Vladimir; Bellouin, Annaïk; Maréchaux, Sylvestre; Juthier, Francis; Fayad, Georges; Vincentelli, André; Berrébi, Alain; Auffray, Jean Luc; Bauchart, Jean Jacques; Mouquet, Frédéric; Montaigne, David; Asseman, Philippe; Le Jemtel, Thierry H.; Pibarot, Philippe
Abstract: Patients presenting with mitral regurgitation and acute heart failure remain a challenge for the clinicians. Bedside echocardiography ascertains the functional or primary nature of mitral regurgitation, thereby allowing to focus therapy on the left ventricle and mitral valve apparatus in patients with functional mitral regurgitation and to hasten mitral valve repair or replacement when acute heart failure results from primary mitral regurgitation. This short article reviews the evaluation by bedside echocardiography to guide management of these patients.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 25 September 2009
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/7950
This document was published in: Cardiology, Vol. 113 (4), 249–259 (2009)
Yorke Medical Books
Alternative version: 10.1159/000203643
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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