Article Abstract

Incremental value of functional assessment over coronary anatomy in an acute myocardial infarction associated with mitral valve replacement

Authors: Macarena Cynthia De Zan


We present the case of a 72-year-old female with a history of ventricular arrhythmia under treatment with amiodarone and posterior leaflet mitral valve prolapse, presenting with acute pulmonary edema. A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) and a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) examination showed rupture of the posterior cord of the mitral valve with severe valve regurgitation, requiring emergent surgery with mechanic mitral valve replacement.