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Assessment of mitral valve stenosis by helical MDCT: comparison with transthoracic doppler echocardiography and cardiac catheterization.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
American Journal of Roentgenology
0361-803X
Publisher
American Roentgen Ray Society
Publication Date
Volume
197
Issue
3
Pages
614–622
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2214/AJR.10.5132
PMID: 21862803
Source
Medline

Abstract

The MVA planimetrically determined by MDCT is systematically larger than those calculated by Doppler TTE and cardiac catheterization. However, because of a good correlation between methods and adjustment for the systematic bias, MDCT may allow reliable quantification of MVS and effectual discrimination among severity grades, although discrepancies between methods remain in individual cases.

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