We describe a case of acute cardiac failure in a patient involved in a motor vehicle accident. A diagnosis of acute mitral regurgitation and left atrioventricular disruption was made with transesophageal echocardiography. Successful repair was performed using the mitral valve leaflets to patch the disruption followed by valve replacement.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine