Abstract

Left ventricular rupture following mitral valve replacement is an unusual and often lethal complica tion. Despite being well described since the initial description in 1967 by Roberts, this catastrophic complication still occurs. A recent case of a delayed Type III rupture is presented. The pathology and repair of the three recognized types of rupture are reviewed and the preventive measures discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Heart Valve Disease
Volume5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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