Prosthetic mitral valve thrombosis, malfunction, and paroxysmal mitral regurgitation

Nagaraja Moorthy, Rajiv Ananthakrishna, Dattatreya P.V. Rao, Satvic C. Manjunath, Manjunath C. Nanjappa

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Intermittent dysfunction of mechanical mitral valve prosthesis is an uncommon condition. It carries serious clinical implications if unrecognized. Here, we present a case of a 28-year-old female with a history of rheumatic multivalvular disease, for which she had undergone double valve replacement and tricuspid annuloplasty. Six months later, she presented with heart failure. Clinical examination revealed intermittent loss of closing clicks followed by a pansystolic murmur at the apex, suggestive of mitral prosthetic valve dysfunction. We highlight the echocardiographic findings of paroxysmal mitral valvular regurgitation secondary to prosthetic valve malfunction secondary to prosthetic valve thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-390
Number of pages3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Mar 2018


  • echocardiography
  • mitral regurgitation
  • prosthetic valve thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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