Mitral Regurgitation Secondary to Anterior Leaflet Rupture during Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty: Case Report


  • Ahmet Kirbas
  • Onur Gurer
  • Murat Ugurlucan
  • Yahya Yildiz
  • Bekir Cemi Karabay
  • Omer Isik



Rheumatoid heart disease and the mitral stenosis secondary to it in the long term are still important cardiovascular problems in developing countries. Percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty is a valid treatment option with low complication rates for relieving the signs and symptoms of selected patients with mitral valve stenosis. In this report, we describe subacute mitral regurgitation secondary to anterior leaflet rupture following percutaneous balloon mitral valvuloplasty and the management strategy in a 54-year-old female patient. Such a complication is rare in experienced hands in the current era.


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How to Cite

Kirbas, A., Gurer, O., Ugurlucan, M., Yildiz, Y., Karabay, B. C., & Isik, O. (2010). Mitral Regurgitation Secondary to Anterior Leaflet Rupture during Percutaneous Balloon Valvuloplasty: Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 13(5), E328-E329.




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