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Cardiovascular Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease I |

Unusually Large Mitral Valve Vegetation Causing Mitral Valve Prolapse and Respiratory Failure

Karan Wats, MBBS; Syeda Batul, MBBS; Suvash Shreshtha, MBBS; Sunil Abrol, MD; Vijay Shetty, MD
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Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):96A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.104
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Cardiovascular Disease I

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Vegetations are characteristic lesions of Infective endocarditis. The size of the vegetation has great clinical significance as it has been shown to determine the probability of complications including embolization, rupture, regurgitation, and heart failure. They contain bacteria and inflammatory cells interspersed in network of platelets and fibrin.In general, lesions greater than 15 mm are considered large vegetations and have higher risk of complications especially if they are mobile

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