Calderón, J.
December 1967
Angiology;Dec1967, Vol. 18 Issue 12, p723
Academic Journal
We studied 44 cases of pure aortic insufficiency or complex valvulopathy by means of cineangiocardiography. We estimated the amount of regurgitation by taking into account the size of the regurgitation flow, the clarity of the valvular plane, the degree of the opacification in the left ventricular cavity, the relative density of this chamber with respect to the aorta, and finally the persistence of the contrast in the left ventricle estimated by the number of cardiac cycles that passed before the contrast in this cavity disappeared. By evaluating simultaneously all these parameters, we propose a cineangiocardiographic classification of aortic insufficiency into four degrees.


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