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Acute congestive heart failure due to ruptured mitral chordae tendineae in late pregnancy.
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PMID:  23106781     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 31-year-old woman complained of dyspnea and orthopnea at 38 weeks of gestation. A grade 3/6 pansystolic murmur was heard, and echocardiography revealed severe mitral regurgitation with a hyperechoic obstacle on the posterior mitral valve leaflet, consistent with a diagnosis of acute heart failure due to a ruptured chordae tendineae or an infectious endocarditis. An emergency cesarean section was performed under general anesthesia. A male infant was born weighing 2928 g with Apgar scores of 7 and 8 at 1 and 5 min, respectively. The patient was managed in the intensive care unit and underwent open-heart surgery for mitral valve repair on postpartum day 3. The two chordal tendineae appeared torn and frail, and a mitral annuloplasty was performed. No finding of infectious endocarditis was observed. Because it is a dramatic and life-threatening clinical situation, proper diagnosis and treatment in the intensive care unit assure a good outcome for both mother and fetus.
Sugiko Ohishi; Hayase Nitta; Yukiko Chinen; Tadatsugu Kinjo; Hitoshi Masamoto; Kaoru Sakumoto; Tatsuya Maeda; Yukio Kuniyoshi; Yoichi Aoki
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2012 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan.
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