Emergent Diagnosis of a Flail Mitral Leaflet With Bedside Echocardiography
flail mitral leaflet, mitral regurgitation, point-of-care ultrasound, focused cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography, emergency department
Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine
Flail mitral leaflet (FML) with associated acute pulmonary edema and acute decompensated heart failure is an emergent condition requiring prompt recognition by the emergency physician (EP). Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) and lung ultrasound (LUS) have a vital role in the evaluation of FML in the emergency department. This case report describes the identification of a FML with EP-performed bedside echocardiography.
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Hsu P, Shepherd C, Shokraneh K, et al. (July 24, 2020) Emergent Diagnosis of a Flail Mitral Leaflet With Bedside Echocardiography. Cureus 12(7): e9374. doi:10.7759/cureus.9374