Imaging Considerations and Clinical Implications of Mitral Annular Disjunction.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Mitral annular disjunction is increasingly recognized as an important anatomic feature of mitral valve disease. The presence of mitral annular disjunction, defined as separation between the left atrial wall at the point of mitral valve insertion and the left ventricular free wall, has been associated with increased degeneration of the mitral valve and increased incidence of sudden cardiac death. The clinical importance of this entity necessitates standard reporting on cardiovascular imaging reports if patients are to receive adequate risk stratification and management. We provide a narrative review of the literature pertaining to mitral annular disjunction, its clinical implications, and areas needing further research.

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Cited Authors

  • Drescher, CS; Kelsey, MD; Yankey, GS; Sun, AY; Wang, A; Sadeghpour, A; Glower, DD; Vemulapalli, S; Kelsey, AM

Published Date

  • September 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 9

Start / End Page

  • e014243 -

PubMed ID

  • 36126123

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1942-0080

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.122.014243


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States