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You are here: Contents > 2018 > Volume 27 Number 1 January 2018 > CASE REPORTS > Mitral Chordae Rupture as a Possible First-Time Presentation for Graves’ Disease

Mitral Chordae Rupture as a Possible First-Time Presentation for Graves’ Disease

Sami N. Ghazal1, Mohammad K. Alarfaj1,2

1Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, College of Medicine, Internal Medicine Department, Saudi Arabia
2Electronic correspondence: alarfaj.mk@gmail.com
Graves’ disease is a common cause of hyperthyroidism that can lead to multiple cardiovascular complications. Herein is described the case of a 44-year-old male who presented with new-onset atrial fibrillation and mitral regurgitation secondary to flail anterior mitral leaflet with chordae tendineae rupture. This is a rare complication for
Graves’ disease, and has been reported only twice previously. It was hypothesized that this complication is secondary to Graves’-associated myxomatous degeneration of the mitral valve in the presence of a hyperdynamic circulation.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2018;27:110-113


Mitral Chordae Rupture as a Possible First-Time Presentation for Graves’ Disease

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