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An unusual cause of mitral incompetence: post-traumatic paraprosthetic mitral incompetence.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3346928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nonpenetrating chest trauma, particularly that involving high-speed, may cause a variety of cardiac and aortic injuries. Cardiac valvular disruption following trauma is uncommon. Two cases of paraprosthetic mitral incompetence following blunt chest trauma are presented to document this entity and to discuss its investigation and management. Clinical examination and a high index of suspicion are foremost in making the diagnosis. Noninvasive tests may not confirm clinical diagnosis and cardiac catheterization has provided confirmation of clinical diagnosis.
P W Brady; C W Deal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of trauma     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0022-5282     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trauma     Publication Date:  1988 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-04-12     Completed Date:  1988-04-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376373     Medline TA:  J Trauma     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-61     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, St. Leonards, Sydney, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / injuries
Heart Injuries / etiology*
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / injuries
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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