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rupture chords tendinae

Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek, Ryszard Kalawski, Dariusz Wróblewski, Mariusz Kulczak, Stanisław Kawczyński
Tricuspid valve (TV) injury is a rare complication of blunt chest trauma, most commonly as a result of a traffic collision. The authors describe a case of massive TV regurgitation due to a rupture of the chorde tendinae to the anterior and septal leaflets in a 21-year-old man, the victim of a car crash. Concomitant organ injuries included, among others, multiple rib fractures, pulmonary contusion, open femoral fracture. TV annuloplasty with Medtronic Duran ring implantation was performed one year after the accident because of right ventricular function worsening and occurrence of right heart failure symptoms...
July 2012: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Francisco Gregori, João Carlos Leal, Domingo Marcolino Braile
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess by Doppler echocardiography (ECO) the functioning of the mitral valve apparatus in patients who have undergone implantation of standardized bovine pericardium chordae (SBPC) for replacement of ruptured or elongated chordae tendineae with significant thinning. METHODS: SBPC were implanted in 31 patients who had mitral insufficiency due to rupture of chordae tendinae or elongated chordae with significant thinning. Patient ages ranged from 19 to 85 years (mean of 58 years)...
February 2010: Heart Surgery Forum
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