Severe mitral regurgitation: relations between magnetic resonance imaging, echocardiography and natriuretic peptides
2008 (English)In: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal, ISSN 1401-7431, Vol. 42, no 1, 48-55 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Assessment of the severity of mitral regurgitation by echocardiography can be technically demanding in certain patients and supplementary methods are therefore desirable. This study addressed the agreement between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and echocardiography, and their relations to natriuretic peptides (NT-proANP and NT-proBNP), in quantifying severe mitral regurgitation.
Eighteen patients with severe mitral regurgitation scheduled for surgery underwent MRI, echocardiography and assay of natriuretic peptides preoperatively for clinical assessment.
MRI and echocardiography were comparable in measuring severity of regurgitation qualitatively but not quantitatively, mitral regurgitant fraction (mean difference 27.5 (11) ml). There was a correlation between increasing regurgitant fraction on MRI and increased levels of plasma NT-proANP and NT-proBNP. In echocardiography, increasing vena contracta width and increasing PISA correlated to increased levels of plasma NT-proANP and NT-proBNP. No other correlation was found between measures on MRI and echocardiography and natriuretic peptides.
MRI and echocardiography were comparable grading the severity of mitral regurgitation with qualitative measures but not with quantitative measures. MRI might be a complement to echocardiography when a more distinct measure of the regurgitant volume is needed, as in paravalvular leakage.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 42, no 1, 48-55 p.
Magnetic resonance imaging, echocardiography, mitral regurgitation, natriuretic peptides
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-105143DOI: 10.1080/14017430701678691ISI: 000253122900006PubMedID: 17943627OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-105143DiVA: diva2:220546