Acute severe mitral regurgitation after blunt chest trauma

Petar Saric, Benjamin D. Ravaee, Toral R. Patel, Brian D. Hoit

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Myocardial contusion and aortic injury are well-known cardiac complications of blunt chest trauma, but valvular injury is rare. Traumatic valve injuries most commonly involve the aortic valve, with isolated mitral valve injury being quite rare. We report a case of acute severe mitral regurgitation due to ruptured chordae tendineae requiring surgical repair following a motor vehicle accident.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-274
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018


  • blunt thoracic trauma
  • echocardiography
  • flail mitral leaflet
  • mitral regurgitation
  • mitral valve repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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