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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



Mitral regurgitation

 

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Notes:

Mitral regurgitation is generally most quickly identified by color doppler imaging from the apical (4-chamber or long axis) views. The abnormal systolic jet is directed away from the transducer and is therefore assigned a blue display, but the high velocities it contains result in turbulence and aliasing effects that display other hues as well - especially in the center of the jet. Timing, magnitude and best sensitivity for detecting the regurgitant jets are accomplished by pulsed doppler. Severity of the regurgitation is assessed by the extent and width of color doppler signal compared to the size of the left atrium.

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July 10, 1999 (PL)
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