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Fatal massive pulmonary hemorrhage complicating mitral stenosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2306885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Mitral stenosis is a well known cause of hemoptysis; however, sudden death due to fatal massive pulmonary hemorrhage is an extremely rare complication. In this report, we describe a 28-year-old female with severe mitral stenosis who died suddenly due to such complication. A review of the literature shows such complication is extremely rare and unpredictable. We recommend that patients with severe mitral stenosis and history of hemoptysis be considered as candidates for early surgical intervention.
Authors:
W H Leung; C P Lau; C K Wong; C H Cheng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-10     Completed Date:  1990-04-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aortic Valve / pathology
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / pathology
Death, Sudden / pathology*
Echocardiography
Female
Hemoptysis / pathology
Hemorrhage / pathology*
Humans
Hypertension, Pulmonary / pathology
Lung / pathology
Lung Diseases / pathology*
Mitral Valve / pathology
Mitral Valve Stenosis / pathology*

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