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Title: Parachute mitral valve in a young adult with recurrent pulmonary oedema
Author(s): J. Rybicka , P. Dobrowolski , M. Kuśmierczyk , J. Różański , M. Kowalski , P. Hoffman
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 66 Issue: 3 Date: 2011
A parachute mitral valve is a rare congenital malformation resulting from fusion of the mitral chordae tendineae and their attachment to the one prominent papillary muscle. It can be found either as an isolated lesion or, more often, associated with left heart obstructive lesions, patent ductus arteriosus or ventricular septal defect. Congenital mitral stenosis usually presents with severe symptoms in early childhood, otherwise remains stable and hardly ever requires surgical intervention. We present a case of a young adult with severe stenosis of a parachute mitral valve and history of recurrent pulmonary oedema treated by mitral commissurotomy.