Movement of the mitral ring: A study in ultrasoundcardiography

A. Zaky, L. Grabhorn, Harvey Feigenbaum

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Authors' Synopsis: An identifiable ultrasound "echo" can be received, it is believed, from the mitral ring. Ring movement may thus be recorded in the intact subject. The recording shows a ventricular dimension type of curve, characteristically different from the well-known mitral valve echo pattern. Recorded from the apical area in 25 normal subjects, the movement amounted to 1·6 ± 0·4 cm, and the curve contour was remarkably constant. Deviations from normal were seen in heart disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-131
Number of pages11
JournalCardiovascular Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1967

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Physiology (medical)

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