This procedure has also several life threatening complications such as acute pulmonary edema, myocardial infarction, cardiac perforation, cardiac tamponade, acute mitral regurgitation
, hemopericardium, thrombus formation, systemic and pulmonary embolism, permanent atrial septal defect, cardiogenic shock, and neurological deficit with an overall incidence of 12% [1, 2].
Cardiomegaly was observed due to enlargement of left atrium and left ventricle, although it was uncommon in the setting of acute mitral regurgitation
. Subsequent transesophageal echocardiography notably failed to show any obvious vegetation or abscess of the mitral valve annulus (Figure 2(b)).
Any signs that could suggest myocardial infarction should prompt thorough investigation, as this remains the most common cause of acute mitral regurgitation. [ 1] Patients presenting with fever in association with the above signs should be worked up for infective endocarditis.
Right upper lobe pulmonary edema caused by acute mitral regurgitation. Diagnosis by transesophageal echocardiology.
Hashimoto, 64, underwent successful heart surgery March 1 after being diagnosed with acute mitral regurgitation coupled with pneumonia.
Acute mitral regurgitation is a disorder in which a heart valve fails to close properly, causing blood to leak back into the left atrium.
Acute mitral regurgitation
is a disorder in which the heart valve does not close properly, causing blood to leak back into the left atrium.
Hashimoto was diagnosed with acute mitral regurgitation
coupled with pneumonia.