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Severe mitral regurgitation caused by immobile posterior leaflet after radiotherapy

Jones, Richard A., Hall, Roger J. C. and Fraser, Alan Gordon 1995. Severe mitral regurgitation caused by immobile posterior leaflet after radiotherapy. Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 8 (2) , pp. 207-210. 10.1016/s0894-7317(05)80409-2

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Radiotherapy may affect the heart in several ways. We describe a child who had pulmonary edema caused by severe mitral regurgitation after thoracic radiotherapy for a Ewing sarcoma. Transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated this to be caused by an immobilized posterior leaflet, and valve replacement was necessary. This is the first reported patient with rapid progression to severe valvar disease after radiotherapy and in whom this novel mechanism has been demonstrated.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0894-7317
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 07:50

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