Diagnostic value of transesophageal echocardiography in patients with coronary artery disease and mitral insufficiency

  • Raimund Erbel
  • M. Drexler
  • S. Mohr-Kahaly
  • N. Wittlich
  • J. Meyer
Conference paper

Abstract

Any diagnosis of mitral regurgitation must always include the etiology. The clinical history is only rarely informative, as are chest x-ray examinations. The ECG is of value to diagnose coronary artery disease with or without previous myocardial infarction — but further differentiation is not possible. During heart catheterization mitral insufficiency can be diagnosed and quantified according to Seller’s classification [1]. A differentiation of etiology is only rarely possible. Rheumatic heart disease and mitral valve prolapse can be differentiated.

Keywords

Obesity Ischemia Diazepam Cardiol Perforation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Raimund Erbel
    • 2
  • M. Drexler
    • 1
  • S. Mohr-Kahaly
    • 1
  • N. Wittlich
    • 1
  • J. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.II. Medical ClinicJohannes Gutenberg-UniversityMainzGermany
  2. 2.II. Medical ClinicJohannes Gutenberg-UniversityMainzGermany

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