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MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2271348     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Audible cardiac murmurs are uncommon and may indicate severe native valve dysfunction. In six patients with bioprosthetic mitral valves audible honking systolic murmurs suddenly developed. Doppler echocardiography showed characteristic striated regurgitant signals. At operation each prosthesis had torn cusps. New audible murmurs and striated Doppler signals originating from mitral bioprosthetic valves are indicators of cusp tears. Recognition of this is important because early detection of prosthetic valve dysfunction may improve subsequent surgical outcome.
Authors:
M Errington; P Bloomfield; I R Starkey; T R Shaw
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  64     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-02-25     Completed Date:  1991-02-25     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  393-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Bioprosthesis*
Echocardiography, Doppler
Female
Heart Murmurs / etiology*,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / ultrasonography
Prosthesis Failure
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