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What is the significance of hydro elastoma of the mitral valve?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Rupture?

The hydro elastoma is a filament that is attached to the mitral valve and other structures of the left heart that has the potential to rupture and embolize, meaning that remnants and particles of it could move through the blood stream potentially block flow.

In brief: Rupture?

The hydro elastoma is a filament that is attached to the mitral valve and other structures of the left heart that has the potential to rupture and embolize, meaning that remnants and particles of it could move through the blood stream potentially block flow.
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Dr. Joseph Moore
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Fibroelastoma

A papillary fibroelastoma is a benign tumor of the heart valve that can cause chest pain, palpitations, heart attack, stroke, and death.
Symptoms are usually due to mechanical obstruction of the valve by the tumor or by small portions breaking off and traveling to various parts of the body. Treatment is usually surgery to remove the tumor.

In brief: Fibroelastoma

A papillary fibroelastoma is a benign tumor of the heart valve that can cause chest pain, palpitations, heart attack, stroke, and death.
Symptoms are usually due to mechanical obstruction of the valve by the tumor or by small portions breaking off and traveling to various parts of the body. Treatment is usually surgery to remove the tumor.
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