Two women presenting aborted sudden cardiac arrest as the first event of mitral valve disease

Sua Kim, Jae Min Shim, Seong Mi Park

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Abstract

Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is a relatively common valvular heart disease and is known to have a benign course. However, a certain subtype of MVP has a pathologic prognosis and can be accompanied by malignant cardiac arrhythmia causing sudden cardiac arrest, which can be characterized by bileaflet mitral valvular thickening and prolapse and frequent premature ventricular ectopic activity upon electrocardiography. Herein, we present two patients with bileaflet mitral prolapse who survived aborted sudden cardiac arrest. These cases show a precise MVP diagnosis that may prevent a devastating life event with the unique MVP subtype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalAcute and Critical Care
Volume34
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Arrhythmia
  • Bileaflet
  • Mitral valvular prolapse
  • Sudden cardiac arrest

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Critical Care

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