Clinical characteristics of ruptured chordae tendineae in hospitalized patients: primary tear versus infective endocarditis.

@article{Portugese1998ClinicalCO,
  title={Clinical characteristics of ruptured chordae tendineae in hospitalized patients: primary tear versus infective endocarditis.},
  author={S Portugese and Howard Amital and Alexander Tenenbaum and Yosefa Bar-Dayan and Yair M Levy and Arnon Afek and Joseph Shemesh and Yehuda Shoenfeld},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={813-6}
}
BACKGROUND Several etiologies have been associated with the rupture of chordae tendineae. The leading causes are infective endocarditis, primary rupture, and the association with various connective tissue disorders. HYPOTHESIS In order to define the attributes of these patients, a retrospective study was conducted that investigated the medical files of hospitalized patients in the Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. METHODS Twenty patients (17 men, 3 women) with ruptured chordae… CONTINUE READING

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