Prosthetic Mitral Valve Prolapsing into the Left Atrium: Identifying the Pathology with Transesophageal Echocardiography: A Case Report

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Perioperative Echocardiography

Author
1. Poornima Reddy
2. Tsering Sandup
3. Vanni S Jhawar
4. Harkant Singh
5. Sheenam Walia
6. Rajarajan Ganesan
ISSN
2320-527X
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10034-1130
Volume
9
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2021
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
    1. Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics Meenkashi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    1. Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • Article keywords
    Case report, Left atrial dissection, Mitral valve surgery, Transesophageal echocardiography

    Abstract

    Background: Left atrial dissection presents as a rare complication post-mitral valve surgery. Its presentation can be varied, from asymptomatic to severe hemodynamic instability, which needs a prompt diagnosis. Case presentation: Here we present a case of left atrial dissection late after aortic and mitral valve replacement, identified on preoperative transesophageal echocardiography which facilitated proper diagnosis and management..

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