Intraventricular and papillary muscle dyssynchrony is related to the diastolic phase of functional mitral regurgitation in patients with non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy.

Karaahmet T. , Tigen K., Dundar C., Cevik C., Guler A., Gurel E., ...More

The Journal of heart valve disease, vol.20, no.2, pp.136-45, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : The Journal of heart valve disease
  • Page Numbers: pp.136-45


Background and aim of the study: Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is commonly encountered in patients with heart failure, and is associated with an adverse prognosis. It is hypothesized that left ventricular (LV) and papillary muscle systolic dyssynchrony causes diastolic mitral regurgitation (DMR) in non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DC) patients.