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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 4 July 2015 > MITRAL VALVE DISEASE > The So-Called ‘Eclipsed’ Mitral Regurgitation

The So-Called ‘Eclipsed’ Mitral Regurgitation

Elie Dan Schouver1, Pamela Moceri1, Olivier Chiche1, Denis Doyen2, Pierre Gibelin1, Emile Ferrari1

1Department of Cardiology, CHU Pasteur, Nice, 2Department of Resuscitation, CHU L’Archet, Nice, France

An 89-year-old female was referred to the authors’ institution for repeating pulmonary edema. Recent transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed only a mild mitral regurgitation (MR), but a transient severe reversible functional MR was observed during an episode of

respiratory distress. TTE demonstrated the functional nature of the regurgitation with a transient tenting of the mitral leaflets, resulting in a total absence of coaptation.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:468-469


The So-Called ‘Eclipsed’ Mitral Regurgitation

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