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Parachute mitral valve


1 Department of Anesthesia, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
3 Echocardiography Laboratory, Columbia University Division of Cardiology at the Mount Sinai Heart Institute, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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Nicholas Suraci
Department of Anesthesiology, 4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida - 33140
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DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_82_19

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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75-76

 

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An asymptomatic 30-year-old male was referred for a transthoracic echocardiogram because of a systolic murmur that was noted on a pre-employment physical exam. Transthoracic imaging demonstrated a single papillary muscle from which the chordae of both mitral valve leaflets were attached. The mitral valve was seen to have a parachute-like configuration. Given the benign nature of the presentation, the patient did not seek further investigation.






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1 Department of Anesthesia, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
2 Department of Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Florida, USA
3 Echocardiography Laboratory, Columbia University Division of Cardiology at the Mount Sinai Heart Institute, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Correspondence Address:
Nicholas Suraci
Department of Anesthesiology, 4300 Alton Road, Miami Beach, Florida - 33140
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/aca.ACA_82_19

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An asymptomatic 30-year-old male was referred for a transthoracic echocardiogram because of a systolic murmur that was noted on a pre-employment physical exam. Transthoracic imaging demonstrated a single papillary muscle from which the chordae of both mitral valve leaflets were attached. The mitral valve was seen to have a parachute-like configuration. Given the benign nature of the presentation, the patient did not seek further investigation.






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