0.05). However, both right upper PV indices (0.16 ± 0.06 vs. 0.24 ± 0.08, p: 0.024) and LA EFs (0.19 ± 0.09 vs. 0.33 ± 0.14, p: 0.025) were significantly decreased in patients with depressed EFs when compared to patients with normal EFs. Conclusions MRI might be preferred when small changes in functional parameters like LV EF, LA EF, and PV index are of clinical importance to disease management like asymptomatic MR patients that we follow up for appropriate surgery timing."/>
Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of Patients with Asymptomatic Mitral Regurgitation (n:21)*

From: Assessment of cardiac remodeling in asymptomatic mitral regurgitation for surgery timing: a comparative study of echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging

Characteristics  
Age (y) 44 ± 16*
Female gender n (%) 15 (71)
Functional capacity, n (%)  
   NYHA Functional Class I 13 (61)
   NYHA Functional Class I-II 8 (38)
Drugs, n (%)  
   ACE inh. 3 (14)
   Beta-Blocking agent 3 (14)
Mitral regurgitation follow-up n (%)  
   0-6 month 3 (14)
   6 months-1 year 3 (14)
   1 year< x < 3 years 7 (33)
   3 year< x < 6 years 2 (10)
   >6 years 6 (29)
  1. * Plus-minus values are means ± SD
  2. † NYHA: New York Heart Association, ACE inh.: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors