Published in Physician Law Weekly, October 5th, 2005
According to researchers in the United States, "Mitral regurgitation (MR) is a common complication of ischemic heart disease, and its presence portends adverse outcomes. As the exact mechanisms of ischemic MR are not well defined, we characterized left ventricular global geometry, regional function, and regional myocardial scarring, in addition to mitral valve apparatus geometry, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of ischemic heart disease patients with left ventricular dysfunction and varying degrees of...
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