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Severe mitral regurgitation secondary to partial papillary muscle rupture following myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12457152     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The scenario is not new--elderly patient, myocardial infarction, cardiac shock, new systolic murmur, rising enzymes--but the cause may not be common. Mechanical problems are probably at the root of the complications, but transthoracic echocardiography is not pinpointing the cause. Where to turn next? This patient's diagnosis of partial papillary muscle rupture is facilitated by multiplane transesophageal echocardiography.
B M McQuillan; A E Weyman
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Reviews in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1530-6550     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  2000  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-28     Completed Date:  2003-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100960007     Medline TA:  Rev Cardiovasc Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Heart Rupture / complications*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Papillary Muscles / injuries*,  surgery,  ultrasonography

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