Immediate mitral valve replacement following gunshot wound to the heart

A. M. Borkon, R. Schneider, M. Sarr, B. Reitz

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Controversy exists in management of cardiac trauma as to whether or not injuries of the cardiac valves or septum should be repaired at initial operation. A patient is presented who required immediate mitral valve replacement for acute disruption of the mitral valve apparatus following a transventricular gunshot injury. The need to consider early repair or replacement of injured cardiac valves when they appear to have hemodynamic significance is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)96-98
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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