[Hypertrophic obstructive myocardiopathy complicated by severe mitral insufficiency secondary to rupture of the chordae tendineae]

Rev Esp Cardiol. 1993 Dec;46(12):840-3.
[Article in Spanish]


A case of suddenly increasing dyspnea in a patient with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy is reported. Transesophageal echocardiography showed severe mitral regurgitation secondary to ruptured chordae tendineae. Mitral valve replacement was done, correcting both mitral regurgitation and subaortic gradient. Utility of transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosis and therapeutic options are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / complications*
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / diagnosis
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic / therapy
  • Chordae Tendineae*
  • Chronic Disease
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Heart Rupture / complications*
  • Heart Rupture / diagnosis
  • Heart Rupture / surgery
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitral Valve
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / etiology*
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery