Classification of mitral insufficiency according to leaflet mobility

  • Choi-Keung Ng


The classification selected here is mainly oriented towards the extent of leaflet mobility. Leaflet motion may be normal, excessive, or restrictive and this ought be determined before surgery, on the basis of transthoracic echocardiographic (TTE) and transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) investigations [11]–[14] (Figs. 1, 2).


Mitral Valve Mitral Regurgitation Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral Leaflet Anterior Leaflet 


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Choi-Keung Ng
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Academic Teaching HospitalGeneral Hospital of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy CrossWelsAustria

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