Document Detail


Abnormal motion of the mitral valve with pericardial effusion: Pseudo-prolapse of the mitral valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1244718     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The echocardiograms of seven patients with large pericardial effusions were found to show posterior motion of the mitral leaflets in systole as seen in prolapse of the mitral valve. Repeat echocardiograms after resolution of the effusion revealed normal mitral valve motion. None of the patients had clinical evidence of prolapsed mitral valve. We postulate that a posterior swing of the heart within the pericardial fluid occurring in late systole causes posterior displacement of the mitral valve simulating a prolapsed valve.
Authors:
J A Levisman; A S Abbasi
Related Documents :
16928568 - Suspension string: a new method of aortic valvuloplasty for aortic insufficiency and ve...
17331978 - The archetypal r90c cadasil-notch3 mutation retains notch3 function in vivo.
879028 - Systolic honks in young children.
937918 - Familial mitral valve prolapse and myotonic dystrophy.
1390028 - Renal arteriovenous fistula after nephrectomy.
9826308 - Hemodynamic and coronary effects of the endothelin antagonist bosentan in patients with...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-02-20     Completed Date:  1976-02-20     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Diagnosis, Differential
Echocardiography*
Heart Sounds
Humans
Mitral Valve / physiopathology*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis*,  etiology
Myocardial Contraction
Pericardial Effusion / complications,  diagnosis*,  physiopathology

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Trace metal levels in cancer of the breast.
Next Document:  Reciprocal rhythm in patients with normal electrocardiogram: Evidence for dual conduction pathways.