Assessment of right ventricular dysfunction in patients with mitral stenosis: A speckle tracking study.

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Summary of "Assessment of right ventricular dysfunction in patients with mitral stenosis: A speckle tracking study."

Although it is affected at an early stage, there is a lack of studies investigating right ventricular (RV) function in patients with mitral stenosis (MS). We aimed to investigate the correlation between conventional echocardiographic variables and tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), used as an indicator of RV dysfunction.


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Name: Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU
ISSN: 1097-0096


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