Arthur Selzer, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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During the past decade a complete conceptual reorientation of mitral valve regurgitation has taken place. This change is largely due to wider opportunities of studying patients with mitral insufficiency by more precise methods, such as cardiac catheterization and angiocardiography and by the wide experience gained by direct inspection of the valves on the operating room table. As a consequence, the traditional rheumatic origin of pure mitral regurgitation (without mitral stenosis) has been shown to be less important than the nonrheumatic variety, which includes some "new" syndromes.
This study was based on clinical, hemodynamic and pathological assessment of 120 cases of
Selzer A. Mitral Insufficiency: A Clinical Reappraisal.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1156–1157. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1156_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1156-1157.
Cardiology, Valvular Heart Disease.
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