Patient-specific quantitation of mitral valve strain by computer analysis of three-dimensional echocardiography: A pilot study
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
In normals, MV strain is higher in the posterior leaflet, with the highest strain at the commissures, annulus, and coaptation zones. Patients with organic mitral regurgitation have higher strain than normals. Three-dimensional echocardiography allows noninvasive and patient-specific quantitation of strain intensities because of MV deformations and has the potential to improve noninvasive characterization and follow-up of MV disease.