Impact of tissue harmonic imaging on the assessment of rheumatic mitral stenosis

Am J Cardiol. 2000 Sep 1;86(5):573-6, A10. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(00)01021-3.


We examined the effect of tissue harmonic imaging on the echocardiographic splitability score and valve area measurement of 40 patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis. Planimetered valve areas were unaffected by the use of harmonic imaging, but valve scores were increased, particularly in patients with scores <10.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Echocardiography / methods*
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Linear Models
  • Mitral Valve / diagnostic imaging*
  • Mitral Valve / pathology
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / classification
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease / classification
  • Rheumatic Heart Disease / diagnostic imaging*