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Published online: 2009-10-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case report
Severe mitral regurgitation following blunt trauma of the chest as a cause of over heart failure

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon, Elżbieta Jaskulska-Niedziela
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(10):1110-1113.

open access

Vol 67, No 10 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-10-29
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 33-year-old previously healthy man who due to a car accident suffered from severe multiorgan injuries, is presented. Two months following the injury, the patient developed symptoms of severe heart failure. A significant mitral regurgitation was confirmed together with a torn chordate tendineae being the main cause of the valve dysfunction. Mitral valve plasty was performed using a Carpentier Edwards mitral ring. After 14 months, the patient was selected for reoperation due to the endocarditis process which also affected the mitral ring. The patient had a St. Jude Medical 27-mm mitral valve implanted.

Abstract

A case of a 33-year-old previously healthy man who due to a car accident suffered from severe multiorgan injuries, is presented. Two months following the injury, the patient developed symptoms of severe heart failure. A significant mitral regurgitation was confirmed together with a torn chordate tendineae being the main cause of the valve dysfunction. Mitral valve plasty was performed using a Carpentier Edwards mitral ring. After 14 months, the patient was selected for reoperation due to the endocarditis process which also affected the mitral ring. The patient had a St. Jude Medical 27-mm mitral valve implanted.
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Keywords

mitral regurgitation; blunt injury of the chest

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Title

Case report
Severe mitral regurgitation following blunt trauma of the chest as a cause of over heart failure

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 10 (2009)

Pages

1110-1113

Published online

2009-10-29

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(10):1110-1113.

Keywords

mitral regurgitation
blunt injury of the chest

Authors

Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Elżbieta Jaskulska-Niedziela

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