Acute severe valvular regurgitation is a medical emergency requiring prompt recognition and diagnosis. Both mitral and aortic valve rupture, if left untreated, inevitably lead to advanced heart failure, cardiovascular collapse, and death. As such, rapid diagnosis is critical and surgical valve repair or replacement is a life-saving intervention. We present a case of a patient with both mitral valve and aortic valve bacterial endocarditis who developed acute valvular rupture, regurgitation, and cardiovascular collapse.
Patel, MD, Raj; Bekker, MD, Tatiana; and Kramer, MD, Daniel
"Acute Aortic and Mitral Valve Insufficiency Precipitated by Infective Endocarditis,"
The Medicine Forum: Vol. 19
, Article 8.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol19/iss1/8