Rupture of mitral chorda tendinea following blunt chest trauma

Alejandro Rubén Grinberg, Javier Daniel Finkielman, Daniel Piñeiro, Hector Festa, Claudio Cazenave

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Acute mitral insufficiency, originated from rupture of mitral chordae tendineae secondary to nonpenetrating thoracic trauma, is an unusual condition. This diagnosis is difficult to establish because physical examination, electrocardiogram, and cardiac enzymes are neither sensitive nor specific. The diagnosis of rupture must be quickly established because this disorder may be fatal. This paper reports the case of a patient with acute mitral insufficiencY secondary to a mitral valve chord rapture a week after a nonpenetrating thoracic trauma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-301
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Cardiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998


  • Chest
  • Chorda
  • Insufficiency
  • Mitral
  • Rupture
  • Tendinea
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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