Repair of Mitral Valve and Left Atrioventricular Disruption Caused by Blunt Chest Trauma

A. David Slater, Sujata Subramanian, Jiapeng Huang, Michael Bouvette, Sebastian Pagni, Robert Dowling

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1289-1290
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2009


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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