A mitral hemi-arcade: An unusual modification of a rare anomaly

Salil V. Deo, Joseph F. Maalouf, Sunil V. Mankad, Soon J. Park

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Congenital anomalies of the mitral valve are rare. A mitral arcade is defined as a fibrous continuity between the papillary muscles and the anterior mitral leaflet creating a hammock like suspension. We present images of a mitral anomaly that consists of a direct attachment of the anterolateral papillary muscle to the anterior mitral leaflet, which we have labeled as a "hemi-arcade." We discuss the surgical findings and review the available literature regarding a mitral "arcade."

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)699-701
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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