MITRAL AND TRICUSPID VALVE RUPTURE FROM BLUNT TRAUMA SUSTAINED DURING A MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION

The incidence of mitral valve injury resulting from blunt trauma is low. This report presents the case of a 36-year-old male who survived the rupture of both his mitral and tricuspid valves after striking the steering wheel during a motor vehicle accident. Echocardiograms were used to make the diagnosis. (Authot/TRRL)

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    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

    428 East Preston Street
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21202
  • Authors:
    • Werne, M
    • Sagraves, S G
    • COSTA, C
  • Publication Date: 1989-1

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00493017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM