A case of an infant with flail tricuspid valve due to spontaneous papillary muscle rupture: was neonatal lupus the culprit?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 3-month-old infant presented in extremis with a flail tricuspid valve. The authors theorized that the genesis of her papillary muscle rupture was perinatal ischemia compounded by worsening pulmonary valvular stenosis leading to excessive fiber tension. Her underlying diagnosis of autoimmune-mediated heart block with endocardial fibroelastosis and prenatal glucocorticoid steroid treatment represents potentiating factors.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fleming, GA; Scholl, FG; Kavanaugh-McHugh, A; Liske, MR

Published Date

  • March 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 442 - 445

PubMed ID

  • 17882476

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0172-0643

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00246-007-9109-8


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States