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Ruptured mitral valve aneurysm: an uncommon cause of acute dyspnoea.
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PMID:  20545989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The mitral valve aneurysm is a rare disease that is usually induced by infective endocarditis. While the mechanism of the development of this lesion is unclear, complications such as perforation can occur and lead to significant mitral regurgitation. We describe a patient presented with ruptured aneurysm of anterior mitral leaflet resulting in acute severe mitral regurgitation that was confirmed by transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. Early detection and prompt intervention are important to prevent the complications of valvular aneurysms, which include rupture, embolism, and endocarditis. This report emphasizes the role of echocardiography in evaluating the mitral valve aneurysms and its complications.
Satyendra Tewari; Nagaraja Moorthy; Nakul Sinha
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E119-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2010, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Cardiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
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