Dissection of the atrial wall: After mitral valve replacement

László Lukács, Imre Kassai, M. Lengyel

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Abstract

We describe an unusual sequela of mitral valve replacement in a 50-year-old woman who had undergone a closed mitral commissurotomy in 1975. She was admitted to our hospital because of mitral restenosis in November 1993, at which time her mitral valve was replaced with a mechanical prosthesis. On the 8th postoperative day, the patient developed symptoms of heart failure; transesophageal echocardiography revealed dissection and rupture of the left atrial wall. At prompt reoperation, we found an interlayer dissection and rupture of the atrial wall into the left atrium. We repaired the ruptured atrial wall with a prosthetic patch. The postoperative course was uneventful, and post-operative transesophageal echocardiography showed normal prosthetic valve function and no dissection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-64
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume23
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996

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Mitral Valve
Dissection
Transesophageal Echocardiography
Rupture
Heart Atria
Reoperation
Prostheses and Implants
Heart Failure

Keywords

  • Adverse effects, mitral valve insufficiency
  • Heart atrium
  • Pathology; heart rupture; heart valve prosthesis

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Dissection of the atrial wall : After mitral valve replacement. / Lukács, László; Kassai, Imre; Lengyel, M.

In: Texas Heart Institute Journal, Vol. 23, No. 1, 1996, p. 62-64.

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Lukács, László ; Kassai, Imre ; Lengyel, M. / Dissection of the atrial wall : After mitral valve replacement. In: Texas Heart Institute Journal. 1996 ; Vol. 23, No. 1. pp. 62-64.
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