Mitral valve with a single leaflet [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(1): 80-82 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.44380

Mitral valve with a single leaflet

Tahir Bezgin1, Ali Elveran1, Ali Karagöz1, Yiğit Canga2, Fatih Yılmaz1
1Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul
2Department of Cardiology Kartal Yavuz Selim State Hospital, Istanbul

Congenital anomalies of the mitral valve apparatus are rare. Of such cases, congenital mitral stenosis, atresia, accessory valvular tissue, and cleft mitral valve are more common. Descriptions of unileaflet mitral valves (either partial or complete leaflet agenesis/hypoplasia) are extremely rare and largely limited to a few case reports. We report herein a 45-year-old nulliparous woman presenting to our outpatient clinic with chest discomfort and dyspnea on minimal exertion. Mitral valve with a single leaflet leading to a significant obstruction in left ventricular outflow was seen on transthoracic echocardiography and confirmed with transesophageal two- (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography. Metoprolol was prescribed to relieve obstruction and symptoms.

Keywords: Echocardiography, three-dimensional, heart defects, congenital/ultrasonography, mitral valve/abnormalities, unileaflet mitral.

How to cite this article
Tahir Bezgin, Ali Elveran, Ali Karagöz, Yiğit Canga, Fatih Yılmaz. Mitral valve with a single leaflet. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(1): 80-82

Corresponding Author: Tahir Bezgin, Türkiye
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