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dc.contributor.authorGazewood, John D.eng
dc.contributor.authorGrandage, Karen K.eng
dc.date.issued2003-08eng
dc.description.abstractPatients with mild to moderate mitral regurgitation should be assessed periodically for a worsening condition; those with severe mitral regurgitation should be monitored for development of congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and decline in left ventricular ejection fraction or increase in left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (strength of recommendation [SOR]=B). Cardiologists and general internists perform equally well in identifying severe mitral regurgitation among patients with known mitral regurgitation. Grade I or II murmurs indicate mild or moderate mitral regurgitation; grade IV or greater murmurs indicate severe mitral regurgitation, and grade III murmurs are indeterminate (SOR=B). The optimal frequency of evaluation is uncertain. Patients with severe regurgitation should be followed more frequently, with a combination of physical examination and echocardiography (SOR=B).eng
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Family Practice, 52(8) 2003: 643-645.eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/2943eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherFamily Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.relation.ispartofClinical Inquiries, 2003 (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. School of Medicine. Department of Family and Community Medicine. Family Physicians Inquiries Networkeng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.eng
dc.subjectejection fractioneng
dc.subject.lcshCongestive heart failureeng
dc.subject.lcshHeart valves -- Diseaseseng
dc.subject.lcshAtrial fibrillationeng
dc.subject.lcshEchocardiographyeng
dc.subject.lcshCardiologyeng
dc.titleHow should patients with mitral regurgitation be followed?eng
dc.typeArticleeng


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