Acute massive mitral regurgitation from prosthetic valve dysfunction

Academic Article


  • Two cases of prosthetic valve dysfunction resulting in acute massive mitral regurgitation are reported; emergency operation was successful in both cases. Survivalfollowing complete dislodgement of the occluder of a disc valve, as occurred in one case, does not appear to have been reported before. The difficulty in diagnosis of sudden cardiac decompensation in patients with prosthetic valves is stressed, as is the need for urgent operation.
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  • Cooper DK; Sturridge MF
  • Start Page

  • 701
  • End Page

  • 705
  • Volume

  • 38
  • Issue

  • 7