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Anterolateral papillary muscle rupture: an unusual complication of septic coronary embolism.
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PMID:  20876696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
In most cases, acute mitral valve regurgitation in the setting of infective endocarditis is caused by the destruction of either the mitral valve leaflets or the chordal apparatus. A 54-year-old woman had development of respiratory failure due to pulmonary oedema from severe acute mitral valve regurgitation in the setting of acute bacterial endocarditis. She was found to have a ruptured anterolateral papillary muscle from occlusion of the circumflex artery by embolic vegetations arising from the aortic valve. Although this occurrence is uncommon, an embolic phenomenon resulting in myocardial infarction and subsequent rupture of papillary muscle must be considered as a cause of acute severe mitral valve regurgitation.
Mohammad Q Najib; Howard R Lee; Patrick A Devaleria; Karyne L Vinales; Phani Surapaneni; Hari P Chaliki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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