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Hammock mitral valve in an adult patient.
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PMID:  22237739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We describe a case of hammock mitral valve in an adult. A 38-year-old woman presented with recently acquired dyspnea. Echocardiography showed severe mitral stenosis related to a hammock mitral valve characterized by the presence of an overdeveloped papillary muscle that gives short chordae to both mitral leaflets. No other valve insufficiency was noted. At operation, we observed direct continuity accompanying several fenestrations between both leaflets and the huge abnormal muscular band just underneath the mural leaflet. Resection of the anterior leaflet and was successfully replaced with a bioprosthetic valve. Her postoperative course was unremarkable.
Takayoshi Kato; Shinji Tomita; Mototsugu Tamaki; Yasuhide Okawa; Hitoshi Matsuo; Ryu-Hei Tanaka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-01-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-01-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Gifu Heart Center, 4-14-4 Yabutaminami, Gifu, 500-8384, Japan,
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