Diagnosis and management of the double orifice mitral valve: Three case reports


Dogan O., Demircin M., Karagoz T.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.8, no.4, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20041132
  • Journal Name: HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus

Abstract

Double orifice mitral valve ( DOMV) is an uncommon congenital heart defect. The isolated occurrence of this anomaly is very rare and, more often, is associated with another congenital malformation, dominated by atrioventricular canal defects (AVCD). Mitral insufficiency and/or stenosis may complicate this malformation. Treatment may be summarized as abstention, surgical valve repair, or valve replacement.