Cleft in the anterior and posterior leaflet of the mitral valve: a rare anomaly.

R. W. McDonald, G. Y. Ott, George Pantely

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    A rare entity that causes congenital mitral regurgitation is an isolated cleft mitral valve. The cleft in the mitral valve can be seen in either the anterior or posterior leaflet of the valve. We present a unique case of an individual with a history of congenital mitral regurgitation caused by a cleft in both the anterior and posterior leaflets of the mitral valve.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)422-424
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1994

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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