R. E. Kerber, M.D.; D. M. Isaeff, M.D.; E. W. Hancock, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Ten patients with systolic clicks and late systolic murmurs documented phonocardiographically were studied using reflected ultrasound. In six patients the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve displayed an abrupt posterior motion in midsystole, coincident with the systolic click and onset of the systolic murmur. A similar motion of the posterior leaflet of the mitral valve was recorded definitely in one patient and possibly in three additional patients; a visible separation of the mitral valve leaflets in midsystole was thus produced. In only 1 of the 10 patients did the recorded mitral valve motion appear normal. Six additional patients with systolic
R. E. Kerber, D. M. Isaeff, E. W. Hancock. Echocardiographic Patterns in the Systolic-Click—Late Systolic-Murmur Syndrome.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:820. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-820_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):820.
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