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Flail Posterior MV Leaflet in the Context of Rheumatic Heart Disease

  • Atooshe Rohani
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Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)

Abstract

Rheumatic heart disease (RHD) can lead to mitral regurgitation and stenosis, this case illustrates severe mitral regurgitation in the context of RHD.

RHD is the third most common etiology of chordal rupture.

Mechanism of mitral regurgitation in the context of RHD is a combination of excessive MV leaflet tip motion and annular dilatation.

Keywords

Rheumatic heart disease Mitral regurgitation Flail mitral valve 

Supplementary material

Movie 18.1

Thickened AMVL and flail posterior MV leaflet (AVI 5365 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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