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A case is described of acute torrential mitral regurgitation resulting from avulsion of both papillary muscles 12 hours after a blunt chest and abdominal injury. The intensive care and surgical management are discussed.

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Accid Emerg Med

Publication Date

11/1998

Volume

15

Pages

422 - 423

Keywords

Adult, Echocardiography, Transesophageal, Emergencies, Heart Injuries, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation, Humans, Male, Mitral Valve, Rupture, Time Factors, Wounds, Nonpenetrating