En face view of the mitral valve: definition and acquisition.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

A 3-dimensional echocardiographic view of the mitral valve, called the "en face" or "surgical view," presents a view of the mitral valve similar to that seen by the surgeon from a left atrial perspective. Although the anatomical landmarks of this view are well defined, no comprehensive echocardiographic definition has been presented. After reviewing the literature, we provide a definition of the left atrial and left ventricular en face views of the mitral valve. Techniques used to acquire this view are also discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mahmood, F; Warraich, HJ; Shahul, S; Qazi, A; Swaminathan, M; Mackensen, GB; Panzica, P; Maslow, A

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 115 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 779 - 784

PubMed ID

  • 22859687

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-7598

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182662dd9


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States