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Embolizing papillary fibroelastoma of the mitral valve.
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PMID:  15227509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
We report a case of myocardial infarction secondary to coronary embolization of a papillary fibroelastoma of the anterior mitral leaflet. The patient underwent successful operation. The English literature describes only 9 other surgically excised papillary fibroelastomas of the mitral valve. In 5 of these cases, the patient presented with signs of cerebral or coronary embolization. Our case further confirms that intracardiac papillary fibroelastomas pose a major threat of systemic embolization and that the clinician should be alert to the possibility of this condition, particularly in young patients who present with myocardial infarction or other conditions that could have arisen from systemic embolization.
A Mazzucco; G Faggian; U Bortolotti; R Bonato; D Pittarello; G Centonze; G Thiene
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0730-2347     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-30     Completed Date:  2005-01-04     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  62-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Padua Medical School, Padua, Italy.
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