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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