The Doppler echocardiographic assessment of valvular regurgitation in normal children


Ayabakan C. , Ozkutlu S., Kilic A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.2, pp.102-107, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.102-107
  • Keywords: normal heart, children, physiologic valvular regurgitation, STRUCTURALLY NORMAL HEARTS, ACUTE RHEUMATIC-FEVER, MITRAL REGURGITATION, DISEASE, PREVALENCE, DIAGNOSIS, CARDITIS

Abstract

To determine the frequency of valvular regurgitation, 174 children from birth to 18 years old (mean age 7.42+/-4.54 years), with structurally normal hearts were analyzed. Flow patterns across the four valves were examined by pulsed(PW), continuous-wave (CW) and color Doppler.