Delayed left ventricular rupture after mitral valve replacement.

@article{Tarkka1987DelayedLV,
  title={Delayed left ventricular rupture after mitral valve replacement.},
  author={Matti R. Tarkka and Risto Pokela and P J K{\"a}rk{\"o}l{\"a}},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={
          104-9
        }
}
Posterior left ventricular rupture (LVR) is a serious complication following mitral valve replacement (MVR), especially if occurring postoperatively with the chest already closed or the patient in the intensive care unit. Only one of the patients with this delayed type of LVR reported earlier has been treated successfully. Our experience consists of 4 such complications among 161 MVR patients, the incidence being 2.5%. Two of these patients survived. Mechanical factors seem to constitute the… CONTINUE READING

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