Flail Posterior MV Leaflet in the Context of Rheumatic Heart Disease
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.
KeywordsRheumatic heart disease Mitral regurgitation Flail mitral valve
Thickened AMVL and flail posterior MV leaflet (AVI 5365 kb)