ROLE OF RADIOLOGY AND IMAGING IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF VALVULAR HEART DISEASE.
AbstractThe main aim of this study was to observe the various morphological changes in the heart due to different valvular heart diseases and to access the utility of various imaging techniques in diagnosing them. A comparison between Chest radiography, Echocardiography and Doppler studies was made. A total of 50 patients were selected for this study, out of which 23 (46%) were males 27 (54%) were females. Their age ranged from 7 to 55 years with the mean of 25. 1 years. The study was carried out for 4 months in March - April - May June 1994 and all the patients were collected from Punjab Institute of Cardiology, Lahore. The study revealed that 39 (78%) patients showed involvement of the Mitral valve, 20 (40%) of Aortic valve, 29 (58%) of Tricuspid valve and only 4 (8%) of pulmonary valve either alone or in combination with each other.
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