Frequently portions of the mitral valve and subvalvular apparatus are left intact during mitral valve replacement to help preserve left ventricular function. We describe a patient with paroxysmal congestive heart failure caused by intermittent entrapment of the subvalvular apparatus in the prosthesis, preventing complete valve closure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine