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Anterior leaflet on the leash: unusual cause of congenital severe mitral regurgitation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19246501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Isolated-congenital mitral regurgitation is infrequently seen in adults. In its mechanism, the entire mitral apparatus or different components separately can play a role [Gallet B. Use of echocardiography in mitral regurgitation for the assessment of its mechanism and aetiology for the morphological analysis of the mitral valve. Ann Cardiol Angeiol 2003;52(2):70-7; Valdes-Cruz LM, O'Cayre R. Echocardiographic Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease. Philadelphia, NY: Lippincott-Raven; 1998; Carpentier A, Branchini B, Cour JC, Asfaou E, Villani M, Deloche A et al. Congenital malformations of the mitral valve in children. Pathology and surgical treatment. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1976;72: 854-66]. We report a case of an unusual congenital mitral regurgitation resulting from restriction of the mitral leaflet caused by thick fibrotic tissue connecting left atrial roof and the anterior leaflet precluding sufficient coaptation. To the best of our knowledge, this pathology has never been reported before.
Piotr Hoffman; Maria Kordybach; Jacek Rózański; Mariusz Kuśmierczyk; Mirosław Kowalski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-02-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-01     Completed Date:  2009-07-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  567-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Cardiology, Alpejska 42, 04-628 Warsaw, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
Exercise Tolerance
Mitral Valve / abnormalities*,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / congenital*,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Prolapse / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Systolic Murmurs
Young Adult

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