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Normal function

Aortic stenosis-senile

Aortic stenosis-bicuspid

Aortic regurgitation

Mitral stenosis

Mitral prolapse

Mitral flail

Mitral regurgitation

Valvular infection

Prosthetic valves

Cardiomyopathy

Ischemia-anterior

Ischemia-inferior

Ischemia-aneurysm

Post-infarct VSD

IHSS

Pericardial effusion

Masses



Cardiomyopathy


 

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Notes:

Cardiomyopathy is a disorder which demonstrates poor contractility of all segments of the myocardium. The disease can be caused by viral, toxic, post-partum, congenital or extensive multi-vessel coronary artery disease. The left ventricular ejection fraction in cardiomyopathies will often be less than 25%, as compared to the normal, while greater than 55% is the rule for normality. One of the most visible features is the relatively weak excursion of the diastolic opening of the mitral leaflets.

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July 10, 1999 (PL)
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