Hemodynamic change in transmitral gradient during valsalva maneuver and its relation with left atrial function, functional capacity, and pulmonary artery pressure in patients with mitral stenosis in sinus rhythm

Ozeke O., Elhassan H. H. M., Aras D., Tufekcioglu O., Maden O., Selcuk T., ...More

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, vol.19, no.10, pp.1245-1250, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: The hemodynamic factors contributing to the clinical symptomatology in patients with mitral stenosis (MS) have been under investigation. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of the Valsalva maneuver in patients with MS and whether there is an association between the degree of the hemodynamic changes in transmitral gradient (TG) in response to Valsalva maneuver and functional status, systolic pulmonary artery pressure, and left atrial function in patients with MS in sinus rhythm.