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Echocardiographic assessment of aortic regurgitation: a narrative review

Tsampasian, V, Victor, K, Bhattacharyya, S, Oxborough, D and Ring, L (2024) Echocardiographic assessment of aortic regurgitation: a narrative review. Echo Research and Practice, 11 (1).

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Aortic regurgitation (AR) is the third most frequently encountered valve lesion and may be caused by abnormalities of the valve cusps or the aorta. Echocardiography is instrumental in the assessment of AR as it enables the delineation of valvular morphology, the mechanism of the lesion and the grading of severity. Severe AR has a major impact on the myocardium and carries a significant risk of morbidity and mortality if left untreated. Established and novel echocardiographic methods, such as global longitudinal strain and three-dimensional echocardiography, allow an estimation of this risk and provide invaluable information for patient management and prognosis. This narrative review summarises the epidemiology of AR, reviews current practices and recommendations with regards to the echocardiographic assessment of AR and outlines novel echocardiographic tools that may prove beneficial in patient assessment and management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aortic regurgitation; Aortic valve disease; Transthoracic echocardiography
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Divisions: Sport & Exercise Sciences
Publisher: BioScientifica
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2024 13:22
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2024 13:30
DOI or ID number: 10.1186/s44156-023-00036-7
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22765
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