Postpartum rupture of the posteromedial papillary muscle

Adam J. Hansen, Vincent L. Sorrell, Anthony D. Cooper, Michael J. Moulton

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We report a case of postpartum severe mitral regurgitation caused by papillary muscle rupture in a female with normal coronary arteries. The etiology of papillary muscle rupture was endocarditis from puerperal fever. Clinical stabilization was achieved with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) followed by mitral valve replacement two days later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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