Delayed isolated mitral incompetence after being kicked in the chest by a bull.

@article{Roye1989DelayedIM,
  title={Delayed isolated mitral incompetence after being kicked in the chest by a bull.},
  author={S Van Roye and B S Zienkowicz},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={1989},
  volume={37 5},
  pages={329-31}
}
Isolated mitral valve incompetence after blunt chest trauma is rare. A case report is presented. Incidence of isolated mitral incompetence and combined heart injuries, valve damage mechanics, and frequent causes of blunt chest trauma are discussed. Immediate and delayed symptoms and several means to diagnose mitral valve incompetence are compared. Typical pathologic findings in mitral valve incompetence after blunt chest trauma are cited and therapeutic measures discussed. 

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