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Italian Journal of Emergency Medicine 2021 April;10(1):39-41

DOI: 10.23736/S2532-1285.21.00074-4

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Traumatic mitral valve injury by low-energy chest trauma: a rare cause of acute heart failure

Kinga MASTALERZ 1 , Göran KÄLLNER 2, 3, Thomas FUX 1, 3

1 Department of Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; 2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden; 3 Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden



Isolated traumatic mitral valve injury is a very rare condition leading to sudden and severe mitral regurgitation. To the date all described traumatic mitral valve injuries were results of high energy blunt chest trauma. We present a rare case of low energy trauma leading to a severe mitral valve regurgitation and pulmonary edema.


KEY WORDS: Emergency service, hospital; Heart failure; Case reports

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