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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 4 July 2012 > MISCELLANEOUS > Left Atrial Dissection after Mitral Valve Replacement can Mimic Periprosthetic Regurgitation

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

Divisions of Cardiovascular Surgery, Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

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.
The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2012;21:502-504

Left Atrial Dissection after Mitral Valve Replacement can Mimic Periprosthetic Regurgitation

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