Papillary muscle rupture following nonpenetrating chest trauma: Report of case with hemodynamic and serial echocardiographic findings and successful surgical treatment

A. Rashid, P. A.N. Chandraratna, F. J. Hildner, P. Samet, W. Z. Yahr, J. Greenberg

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The pre- and postoperative echocardiographic features of a patient with severe mitral incompetence due to rupture of a papillary muscle following nonpenetrating chest trauma are presented. The mitral valve echocardiogram showed chaotic diastolic flutter suggestive of a ruptured papillary muscle or ruptured chordae tendineae. The preoperative ultrasound recording of the left ventricle revealed left ventricular enlargement and excessive motion of the interventricular septum. The echocardiogram taken 7 weeks after mitral valve replacement showed considerable regression of the left ventricular enlargement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)647-651
Number of pages5
JournalHeart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1978


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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