Left atrial dissection after mitral valve replacement can mimic periprosthetic regurgitation

Salil V. Deo, Douglas A. Simonetto, Salah E. Altarabsheh, Sorin V. Pislaru, Gregory W. Barsness, Soon J. Park

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Abstract

Left atrial dissection is defined as a gap from the mitral or tricuspid annular area into the interatrial septum. It is most commonly occurs as a complication of mitral valve surgery. Herein, a patient is described who developed a left atrial dissection subsequent to multiple mitral valve procedures. The clinical presentation and surgical therapy for this condition is described with the aid of intraoperative photographic images. A brief discussion of this rare condition is also included, and the principles of surgical repair are elucidated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)502-504
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart Valve Disease
Volume21
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Deo, S. V., Simonetto, D. A., Altarabsheh, S. E., Pislaru, S. V., Barsness, G. W., & Park, S. J. (2012). Left atrial dissection after mitral valve replacement can mimic periprosthetic regurgitation. Journal of Heart Valve Disease, 21(4), 502-504.