Title

Emergent Diagnosis of a Flail Mitral Leaflet With Bedside Echocardiography

Division

West Florida

Hospital

Brandon

Document Type

Case Report

Publication Date

7-24-2020

Keywords

flail mitral leaflet, mitral regurgitation, point-of-care ultrasound, focused cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography, emergency department

Disciplines

Cardiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Diagnosis | Emergency Medicine

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

Cureus

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