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Accessory Mitral Valve: A Rare Cause of Asymptomatic Severe Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction.
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PMID:  24200659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Accessory mitral valve (AMV) is an extremely uncommon congenital cardiac anomaly and it is a rare cause of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. Identification of asymptomatic patients with LVOT obstruction is uncommon since the symptoms usually become manifest when the gradient across the LVOT rises. We describe a rare case of asymptomatic AMV with severe LVOT obstruction in a 10-year old child with no other congenital or acquired cardiac defects who successful underwent surgery. This case emphasizes the importance of early surgical indication also in absence of symptoms when significant LVOT obstruction occurs.
Authors:
Carmelo Massimiliano Rao; Fabiana Lucà; Frank Antonio Benedetto; Daniela Benedetto; Orlando Parise; Sandro Gelsomino
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2186-1005     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Hospital "E. Morelli", Reggio Calabria, Italy.
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