Pediatric Cardiology

, Volume 27, Issue 6, pp 755–758 | Cite as

Surgical Correction of Mitral Valve Prolapse

A Cure for Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia in Marfan Syndrome?
  • Rebecca S. Beroukhim
  • John H. Reed
  • Michael S. Schaffer
  • Anji T. Yetman


We describe the case of a 3-year-old child with neonatal Marfan syndrome complicated by mitral valve prolapse with regurgitation, marked aortic root dilatation, and ventricular tachycardia. The patient had resolution of ventricular tachycardia following surgical intervention consisting of a valve-sparing aortic root replacement and mitral valve annuloplasty.


Marfan Pediatric Tachycardia Mitral 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca S. Beroukhim
    • 1
  • John H. Reed
    • 1
  • Michael S. Schaffer
    • 1
  • Anji T. Yetman
    • 1
  1. 1.Children’s Hospital Heart Institute, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center & The Children’s HospitalDenverUSA

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