Echocardiographic assessment and successful valvular repair of congenital mitral arcade

Paola Sormani, Benedetta De Chiara, Corrado Taglieri, Antonella Moreo

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Anomalous mitral arcade is a rare congenital anomaly affecting the mitral tensor apparatus. This condition causes a restrictive movement of the leaflets and interferes with the normal closure of the valve during ventricular systole. We report a case of a 15-year-old female with this condition and initial left ventricular dysfunction, who successfully underwent mitral valve repair. This reparative technique is more technically challenging then valve replacement and only few cases are described in literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-59
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Echography
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Echocardiographic assessment
  • hammock valve
  • mitral arcade
  • valvular repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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