The proximal isovelocity surface area (PISA) method is accurate for quantitating mitral regurgitation but requires recording both mitral maximal and integrated jet velocities using the same continuous-wave Doppler jet signal. In 272 consecutive patients with isolated mitral regurgitation, the mean ratio of maximal to integral of velocity had a narrow range of variation (mean ± SD, 3.25 ± 0.47). The estimated regurgitant volume, calculated as regurgitant flow/3.25, showed an excellent correlation with reference regurgitant volumes (r = 0.96 and r = 0.97; standard error of the estimate, 11 ml; both p < 0.0001), with limited overestimation and high sensitivity and specificity for severe mitral regurgitation. The estimated regurgitant volume is a useful measurement in patients in whom the continuous-wave Doppler signal of mitral regurgitation cannot be obtained.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine