Blood cyst of the mitral valve

Antonio Grimaldi, Elvia Capritti, Federico Pappalardo, Andrea Radinovic, Santo Ferrarello, Valeria Cammalleri, Egidio Collu, Enrico Ammirati, Andrea Fumero, Stefano Benussi, Michele De Bonis, Alberto Zangrillo, Ottavio Alfieri

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Blood cysts of the mitral valve are mostly benign diverticuli lined by endothelium and filled with blood and can be safely monitored with echocardiographic follow-up. We report a case of asymptomatic blood cyst of the mitral valve in a 63-year-old woman referred for a systolic murmur. At 3-year echo follow-up, the patient is free from notable clinical events.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • Blood cyst
  • Echocardiography
  • Mitral valve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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