Late Mitral Valve Regurgitation After Bullet Wound to the Heart

Stéphane Aubert, Olivio Souza Neto, Amit Pawale, Gilles D. Dreyfus

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Abstract

We report a very rare case of mitral valve injury due to gunshot, presenting 1 year after the incident. The bullet had traversed through the chest and had gone through the anterior mitral leaflet to reside in the pericardium. The first clinical presentation was unremarkable and the patient became symptomatic 1 year later. We operated on him for severe mitral valve regurgitation, repairing the hole in the anterior mitral leaflet. The 1-year follow-up showed a good symptomatic and echocardiographic success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-739
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume82
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes

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