Acute Mitral Regurgitation Requiring Urgent Surgery because of Chordae Ruptures after Extreme Physical Exercise: Case Report

Authors

  • Mariano E. Brizzio
  • Alex Zapolanski

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20081019

Abstract

Chordae rupture is the most common cause of severe acute mitral insufficiency. Many different mechanisms can cause an acute chordal rupture: degenerative mitral valve disease, infective endocarditis, myocardial infarction, or a posttraumatic event. We present 2 cases of acute mitral regurgitation requiring urgent surgery due to a posterior leaflet chorda rupture after extreme physical exercise.

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Published

2008-09-05

How to Cite

Brizzio, M. E., & Zapolanski, A. (2008). Acute Mitral Regurgitation Requiring Urgent Surgery because of Chordae Ruptures after Extreme Physical Exercise: Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 11(4), E255-E256. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20081019

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