Annular Systolic velocity predicts the presence of spontaneous echo contrast in mitral stenosis patients with sinus rhythm

Cayli M., Acartuerk E., Kanadasi M. , Demir M.

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, cilt.30, sa.9, ss.459-463, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1002/clc.20155
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.459-463


Ojectives: Thromboembolism is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in mitral stenosis (MS), even in sinus rhythm (SR). Spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) is the strongest predictor of thromboembolism. The aim of the study was to investigate if the annular velocities obtained with tissue Doppler imaging can predict the presence of SEC in MS patients with SR.