Severe mitral regurgitation complicating acute myocardial infarction. Clinical and angiographic differences between patients with and without papillary muscle rupture.

@article{Calvo1997SevereMR,
  title={Severe mitral regurgitation complicating acute myocardial infarction. Clinical and angiographic differences between patients with and without papillary muscle rupture.},
  author={F{\'e}lix Calvo and Jaume Figueras and J. Cortadellas and Jordi Soler-Soler},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={18 10},
  pages={1606-10}
}
AIMS To assess the differential clinical and angiographic characteristics of patients with severe mitral regurgitation related (n = 31) or unrelated (n = 16) to papillary muscle rupture complicating acute myocardial infarction. METHODS AND RESULTS The clinical and angiographic features of patients with myocardial infarction and severe mitral regurgitation were evaluated. Patients with papillary muscle rupture were older (67 vs 60 years, P < 0.005) and had a lower rate of diabetes (7% vs 38… CONTINUE READING