"Push--up Palpitations": Unusual Presentation of Ruptured Chordae Tendineae: A Case Report

Bartall, Haim; Shireman Brown, F.; Benchimol, Alberto; Desser, Kenneth B.; Sheasby, Cotinie
May 1979
Angiology;May1979, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p347
Academic Journal
A 47-year-old man experienced palpitations and shortness of breath following push-up exercises. Because of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and fatigue, the patient underwent investigation. Echocardiography and cardiac catherteriziation indicated the diagnoses of mitral valve prolapse and rupture of the chordate tendineae. This report represents the first description of such a sequence of events.


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