Echocardiography to Predict Recurrent IMR After Surgical Mitral Valve Repair
Echocardiography to Predict Recurrent Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation (IMR) after Surgical Mitral Valve Repair
Purpose of Study
The purpose of this study is to develop echocardiographic techniques to predict, preoperatively, the degree of recurrent ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) that can be expected for an individual patient within the first year after surgery.
Sponsor: University of Penn/National Institutues of Health (NHLBI)
Principal Investigator: Thomas G. Gleason, MD
Elizabeth Younkin, RN, BSN
Patients with ischemic mitral valve regurgitation are eligible for enrollement.