Ruptured papillary muscle after mitral valve replacement with preservation of chordae tendineae.

@article{Lemke2001RupturedPM,
  title={Ruptured papillary muscle after mitral valve replacement with preservation of chordae tendineae.},
  author={Peter Lemke and Matthias Roth and Britta Kraus and Stephen Hohe and W. P. Kloevekorn and Erwin Philipp Bauer},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={1384-6}
}
Many cardiac surgeons believe strongly that every effort should be made to preserve the continuity of the mitral anulus, chordae tendineae, and papillary muscles during mitral valve replacement in order to maximize ventricular function and maintain normal ventricular geometry. We treated a patient with spontaneous papillary muscle rupture after mitral valve… CONTINUE READING