Mitral perivalvular leak after blunt chest trauma: A rare cause of severe subacute mitral regurgitation

Nicola Marchese, Antonio Facciorusso, Carlo Vigna

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Abstract

Blunt chest trauma is a very rare cause of valve disorder. Moreover, mitral valve involvement is less frequent than is aortic or tricuspid valve involvement, and the clinical course is usually acute. In the present report, we describe the case of a 49-year-old man with a perivalvular mitral injury that became clinically manifest one year after a violent, nonpenetrating chest injury. This case is atypical in regard to the valve involved (isolated mitral damage), the injury type (perivalvular leak in the absence of subvalvular abnormalities), and the clinical course (interval of one year between trauma and symptoms).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)579-581
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume42
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2015

Keywords

  • Accidental falls
  • Blunt injury/ultrasonography
  • Chest injury
  • Contusions/diagnosis/therapy
  • Echocardiography
  • Fistula/complications/ultrasonography
  • Mitral valve/injuries/surgery
  • Mitral valveregurgitation/ultrasonography
  • Transesophageal
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating/complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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