Mitral valve prolapse and occult aortic coarctation.

  title={Mitral valve prolapse and occult aortic coarctation.},
  author={Peter F. Ludman and Magdi Yacoub and Mark Dancy},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={66 780},
A 22 year old man developed symptoms of left ventricular failure secondary to atrial fibrillation and congenital mitral regurgitation. After operation for mitral valve repair he was unable to be successfully weaned from cardiopulmonary bypass and this was ascribed to poor left ventricular function. He therefore underwent emergency cardiac transplantation but again was unable to be weaned from bypass. At post-mortem examination a previously undiagnosed aortic coarctation was revealed. The… CONTINUE READING