Systolic Anterior Motion of the Mitral Valve

  • Narain Moorjani
  • Bushra S. Rana
  • Francis C. Wells


A 78 year-old female patient presented with a prolonged history of increasing dyspnoea on exertion. She had no history of rheumatic fever or infective endocarditis but was under serial echocardiography follow up with a known murmur.


Systolic anterior motion (SAM) of the mitral valve Leaflet height reduction Gore-Tex neo-chordae Small annuloplasty ring Leaflet resection Left ventricular outflow tract obstruction Anterior displacement of the coaptation line Septal hypertrophy Annuloplasty band 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Narain Moorjani
    • 1
  • Bushra S. Rana
    • 2
  • Francis C. Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryRoyal Papworth HospitalCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyRoyal Papworth HospitalCambridgeUK

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