[Isolated left ventricular papillary muscle rupture: a rare event after blunt thoracic trauma].

@article{Voss2001IsolatedLV,
  title={[Isolated left ventricular papillary muscle rupture: a rare event after blunt thoracic trauma].},
  author={Bernhard Voss and Robert Bauernschmitt and Richard Henze and Ruediger Lange},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Kardiologie},
  year={2001},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={581-5}
}
We report about a 20-year old man, who suffered from a car accident under the influence of ecstasy. Although he had no visible injuries at the chest, the accident caused an isolated rupture of a papillary muscle of the mitral valve. A review of the literature shows the rarity of this kind of injury. The mechanisms of traumatic papillary muscle rupture, the… CONTINUE READING