International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 1 Issue: 4

Exercise-Induced Severe Mitral Regurgitation in a Patient with Mild Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease at Rest: a Case Report

Sordi M*, Brochet E, Detaint D, Messika-Zeitoun D, Iung B and Vahanian A
Department of Cardiology, Bichat Hospital, Paris
Corresponding author : Martina Sordi
Department of Cardiology, Bichat Hospital, Paris, France
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 20, 2012 Accepted: October 18, 2012 Published: October 24, 2012
Citation: Sordi M, Brochet E, Detaint D, Messika-Zeitoun D, Iung B, et al. (2012) Exercise-Induced Severe Mitral Regurgitation in a Patient with Mild Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease at Rest: a Case Report. Int J Cardiovasc Res 1:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000107

Abstract

Exercise-Induced Severe Mitral Regurgitation in a Patient with Mild Rheumatic Mitral Valve Disease at Rest: a Case Report

Exertional dyspnea is usual in patients with severe rheumatic mitral stenosis or regurgitation, but this symptom can also occur in patients with seemingly mild mitral valve disease. In these situations, exercise-Doppler echocardiography may be helpful to relate the symptoms to the hemodynamic response to exercise. We report a case of severe dynamic mitral regurgitation occurring during exercise-Doppler echocardiography in a patient with only mild rheumatic mitral stenosis and regurgitation at rest.

Keywords: Rheumatic mitral valve disease; Mitral stenosis; Exercise echocardiography; Dynamic mitral regurgitation

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