En face view of the mitral valve: definition and acquisition

Citation:

Mahmood F, Warraich HJ, Shahul S, Qazi A, Swaminathan M, Mackensen GB, Panzica P, Maslow A. En face view of the mitral valve: definition and acquisition. Anesth Analg. 2012;115 :779-84.

Date Published:

Oct

Abstract:

A 3-dimensional echocardiographic view of the mitral valve, called the "en face" or "surgical view," presents a view of the mitral valve similar to that seen by the surgeon from a left atrial perspective. Although the anatomical landmarks of this view are well defined, no comprehensive echocardiographic definition has been presented. After reviewing the literature, we provide a definition of the left atrial and left ventricular en face views of the mitral valve. Techniques used to acquire this view are also discussed.

Notes:

Mahmood, FerozeWarraich, Haider JavedShahul, SajidQazi, AishaSwaminathan, MadhavMackensen, G BurkhardPanzica, PeterMaslow, AndrewengReviewAnesth Analg. 2012 Oct;115(4):779-84. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3182662dd9. Epub 2012 Aug 2.