Mitral regurgitation due to lupus endocarditis treated with valve replacement

F. J. Brennan, S. E. Ford, P. M. Ford, P. A. Morrin, G. W. Burggraf, T. A. Salerno

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Abstract

A murmur of mitral regurgitation developed in a 20-year-old woman with a 2-year history of systemic lupus erythematosus. Echocardiography revealed thickening of both valve leaflets and abnormal diastolic motion of the posterior one, confirming the diagnosis of mitral endocarditis. The mitral regurgitation progressed to cause congestive heart failure, which was refractory to drug therapy but was effectively treated with mitral valve replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-587
Number of pages4
JournalCanadian Medical Association Journal
Volume129
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 26 1983

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Brennan, F. J., Ford, S. E., Ford, P. M., Morrin, P. A., Burggraf, G. W., & Salerno, T. A. (1983). Mitral regurgitation due to lupus endocarditis treated with valve replacement. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 129(6), 584-587.