Adult parachute mitral valve detected in pregnancy

Purvis, John
July 2011
Heart;Jul2011, Vol. 97 Issue 14, p1192
Academic Journal
This article describes the case of a 26-year-old pregnant woman with parachute mitral valve. The patient was presented for transthoracic echocardiogram. She showed a solitary papillary muscle, a funnel-shaped mistral valve and redundant anterior chordae. Her condition was managed medically and she had a successful elective Caesarian delivery.


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