Mitral valve disease


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The mitral valve is the most easily recognized moving structure in the heart. Because of its rapid to and fro motion, the mitral valve serves as home base for almost all echocardiographic examinations. When the transducer is directed posteriorly from the chest wall toward the heart, the most rapidly moving target will almost invariably be the anterior mitral leaflet. Most echocardiographers, therefore, learn cardiac anatomy and motion based upon relationships of the mitral valve to other structures. © Springer-Verlag London Limited 2009.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kisslo, J; Rivera, JD; Adams, DB; Mackenson, BG; Jollis, JJ; Glower, DD

Published Date

  • December 1, 2009

Book Title

  • Echocardiography

Start / End Page

  • 135 - 213

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781848822924

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-1-84882-293-1_8

Citation Source

  • Scopus