Isolated double-orifice mitral valve: a case report

Krisai, Philipp and Wein, Bastian and Kaufmann, Beat. A.. (2015) Isolated double-orifice mitral valve: a case report. BMC Cardiovasc Disord, 15. p. 172.

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BACKGROUND: Double-orifice mitral valve is an extremely rare cardiac anomaly possibly originating from insufficient endocardial fusion in embryogenesis. Severe concomitant cardiac anomalies and malfunction of the valve usually lead to an early diagnosis in childhood. Therefore the prevalence of isolated double-orifice mitral valve in adulthood is not known. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 63 years old, female Caucasian patient with isolated double-orifice mitral valve diagnosed in routine echocardiographic evaluation after chemotherapy presenting without clinical symptoms. CONCLUSION: Trans-thoracic echocardiography is a suitable modality to diagnose and further assess anatomical and functional properties of the anomaly. In the presence of double-orifice mitral valve concomitant cardiac anomalies and valvular stenosis or regurgitation must be excluded. If an isolated double-orifice mitral valve with no functional abnormalities is present, no further follow-up is necessary.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Department of Biomedicine, University Hospital Basel > Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging (Kaufmann)
UniBasel Contributors:Kaufmann, Beat
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
ISSN:1471-2261 (Electronic) 1471-2261 (Linking)
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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