[Mitral valvuloplasty for the repair of mitral valve prolapse due to tendon rupture of the posterior leaflet in a father and son--case reports].

Abstract

The use of mitral valvuloplasty for the repair of mitral valve prolapse in members of a family has been reported only rarely. Patient 1 was a 71-year-old man, and patient 2 the son of patient 1 was a 47-year-old man. Both patients had a grade 3/4 mitral valve regurgitation due to tendon rupture of the posterior leaflet. The procedure was quadrangular… (More)

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