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Delayed rupture of the mitral valve complicating blunt chest trauma.
  1. A D Farmery,
  2. P H Chambers,
  3. A P Banning
  1. Department of Intensive Care, Milton Keynes General Hospital.


    A case is described of acute torrential mitral regurgitation resulting from avulsion of both papillary muscles 12 hours after a blunt chest and abdominal injury. The intensive care and surgical management are discussed.

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