W. KOSTUCKI, M.D.; J.-L. VANDENBOSSCHE, M.D.; M. ENGLERT, M.D.
To the editor: Dr. Pérez and associates (1) have used Doppler echocardiography, in a very elegant way, to demonstrate the pulmonic origin of the diastolic murmurs commonly found in patients with renal failure. In their control group of 15 healthy persons, 3 (20%) had pulmonic insufficiency detectable by Doppler techniques that occupied 25 ± 12% (SD) of the diastole with peak flow velocity averaging 0.8 ±0.2 m/s.
In a recent study of pulsed Doppler insufficiency patterns in normal persons (mean age, 24; range, 15 to 48), we found a regurgitant turbulent pulmonic flow pattern in 23 of 25 persons (92%)
KOSTUCKI W, VANDENBOSSCHE J, ENGLERT M. The Doppler Pattern of Pulmonic Insufficiency in Normal Subjects. Ann Intern Med. ;104:284–285. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-104-2-284_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;104(2):284-285.
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