Non-invasive evaluation of aortic regurgitation by Doppler echocardiography in children: comparison with contrast angiography


Alehan D., Elshershari H., Bilgic A.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.1, pp.15-20, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-20

Abstract

Doppler indexes have been used successfully to determine the severity of aortic regurgitation (AR) in adults but have not been evaluated in children. To determine the accuracy of pulsed, color, and continuous-wave (CW) Doppler echocardiographic indexes in assessing the degree of AR in children, the correlation between the non-invasive measurements and angiographic grading of the regurgitant flow (1+ to 4+) was examined in 14 children (mean age 11+/-3 years) with chronic AR.