Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2010; 58(6): 372-374
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1250023
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A Rare Case of Gerbode Defect Associated with Double Orifice Mitral Valve

X. Deng1 , X. Li1 , J. Li1 , X. Zhou1 , J. Hu1 , Y. Yang1
  • 1Department of Cardiac Surgery, The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China
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Publication History

received February 20, 2010

Publication Date:
07 September 2010 (online)


Gerbode defect is an unusual cardiac defect; its association with a double orifice mitral valve has not been previously reported. We present a case of a 45-year-old woman who complained of palpitation and dyspnea on exertion. Echocardiography revealed an abnormal communication between the left ventricle and the right atrium, but misinterpreted a double orifice mitral valve as fusion of the anterolateral commissure. The Gerbode defect was closed during cardiopulmonary bypass, while the double orifice mitral valve was left untouched. The patient was discharged 16 days postoperatively.


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Central South University

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