Effect of Progressive Left Ventricular Dilatation on Degree of Mitral Regurgitation Secondary to Mitral Valve Prolapse

William C. Roberts, Paul A. Grayburn, Stuart R. Lander, Dan M Meyer, Shelley A. Hall

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Abstract

Described herein is a 71-year-old man who at age 61 was found by echocardiogram to have severe mitral regurgitation (MR) from mitral valve prolapse. During the subsequent 9 years the MR progressively lessened as his left ventricular cavity dilated and his ejection fraction progressively fell such that just before orthotopic heart transplantation the degree of MR was no longer severe, and the prolapse of the mitral leaflets had disappeared. This report describes this unique patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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