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Rupture of chordae tendineae in acute rheumatic carditis: report of one case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1296449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute rheumatic carditis is a rare cause of ruptured chordae tendineae of the mitral valve. Such rupture could result in severe mitral regurgitation and in fatality. Surgical valvuloplasty or valve replacement is usually necessary. A 12-year old boy presented with acute rheumatic carditis, complicated with rupture of the chordae tendineae of the mitral valve leading to intractable congestive heart failure and cardiogenic shock. He was successfully treated by a simple repair of the chordae and by mitral valvuloplasty.
Y N Wu; H C Lue; S H Hou; S W How
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0001-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Publication Date:    1992 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-19     Completed Date:  1993-04-19     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  16210470R     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  376-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Provincial Taipei Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Chordae Tendineae*
Heart Rupture / etiology*
Mitral Valve
Myocarditis / complications*
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications*
Rupture, Spontaneous

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