Quantitative assessment of mitral regurgitation: How best to do it

Paaladinesh Thavendiranathan, Dermot Phelan, Patrick Collier, James D. Thomas, Scott D. Flamm, Thomas H. Marwick*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

90 Scopus citations


Decisions regarding surgery for mitral regurgitation (MR) are predicated on the accurate quantification of MR severity. Quantitative parameters, including vena contracta width, regurgitant volume and fraction, and effective regurgitant orifice area have prognostic significance and are recommended to be obtained from patients with more than mild MR. New tools for MR quantification have been provided by 3-dimensional echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance, and cardiac computed tomography, but limited guidance on appropriate image acquisition and post-processing techniques has hindered their clinical application and reproducibility. This review describes optimal image acquisition and post-processing methods for quantification of MR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1161-1175
Number of pages15
JournalJACC: Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2012


  • 3-dimensional (3D)
  • cardiac magnetic resonance
  • computed tomography
  • echocardiography
  • mitral regurgitation
  • prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


Dive into the research topics of 'Quantitative assessment of mitral regurgitation: How best to do it'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this