Real-time 3D full-volume, color Doppler acquisition of the regurgitant jet (Acuson SC2000, Siemens, CA ) recorded with baseline shift set at 37 cm/sec. 3D PISA analysis (eSie PISA, Siemens, CA) allowed the measurement of the actual volume of the PISA shell, independent on assumptions about its shape, which was then used for the calculation of EROA and regurgitant volume.
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Dr Sorina Mihaila, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor
Dr. Sorina Mihaila is a young cardiologist working in the Emergency and University Hospital of Bucharest, Romania, at present member of the EACVI Club 35 Committee.
Winner of an EACVI Research Grant on 2012 and an ESC Training Grant in 2014, she was trained in the field of three-dimensional echocardiography in Padova, Italy.
Areas of interest: mitral annulus dynamics and function, mitral valve disease, tricuspid regurgitation.