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Int J Cardiol. 2009 Jan 9;131(2):e76-7. Epub 2007 Aug 20.

Accessory mitral valve as a potential source of cardioembolism.

Abstract

An accessory mitral valve (AMV) is considered to arise from abnormal development of endocardial cushion tissue. It is a very rare entity, commonly diagnosed in childhood and associated with symptomatic left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction. Here we describe the presence of AMV in a 58-year old patient who presented with a transient ischemic attack. Transesophageal echocardiography visualized a spherical structure attached to the ventricular aspect of the anterior mitral valve leaflet.

PMID:
17707535
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijcard.2007.05.107
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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