Ruptured papillary muscle. Report of a case with successful mitral valve replacement.

@article{Austen1965RupturedPM,
  title={Ruptured papillary muscle. Report of a case with successful mitral valve replacement.},
  author={William Gerald Austen and C A Sanders and J H Averill and A L Friedlich},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1965},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={597-601}
}
RUPTURE of a papillary muscle is a rare complication of myocardial infarction.1 2 The combination of coronary artery disease with severe mitral regurgitation usually results in a rapid, deteriorating course. Not until 1948 was this diagnosis correctly made ante mortem.3 Sanders et al., in 1957, discussed 61 cases of rupture of a papillary muscle and pointed out the important clinical features of this diagnosis.2 A number of other reports have appeared.4 12 With presently available open-heart… CONTINUE READING

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