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Ann Thorac Surg. 2000 Feb;69(2):616-8.

Mitral and tricuspid valve rupture after moderate blunt chest trauma.

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Department of Anesthesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA. peter_bailey@urmc.rochester.edu

Abstract

We present a patient with rupture of both atrioventricular valves in a previously healthy adult man who sustained a 5-foot fall. The mechanism of injury was such that it would not necessarily raise an adequate index of suspicion for valvular damage had valvular rupture not occurred. The usefulness of perioperative echocardiography is highlighted.

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