Authors: Dr. Julia Grapsa, Dr. Grigorios Karamasis, Dr. Andreas Kalogeropoulos, Prof. Petros NihoyannopoulosHammersmith HospitalImperial College NHS TrustContact : Julia Grapsa,EACVI club 35 ambassador for GreeceOn behalf of the EACVI club 35 for Greece
Conventional PLAX view. This view shows no apparent mitral valve disease
Parasternal long axis view with mild rotation of the transducer. A mass in mitral valve is clearly seen
Parasternal long axis view with mild rotation of the transducer. Zoom on mitral valve to show the abnormal mass. In this clinical context the mass is compatible to endocarditic vegetation
Parasternal long axis view with colour Doppler. Swirling pattern in left atrium suggestive of mitral regurgitation
Apical 4 chambers view. Notice the mass in the posterior mitral valve leaflet
Colour Doppler on apical 4 chambers view showing mitral valve regurgitation
Apical 3 chambers view. Notice the mass in the posterior mitral valve leaflet
Severe mitral regurgitation – assessment with continuous wave Doppler
Diagnosis and management
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