The Echocardiogram in Scleroderma Endocarditis of the Mitral Valve

Evlin Kinney, William Reeves, Robert Zelis

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Echocardiography was performed in a woman with long-standing scleroderma with the CRST syndrome in whom the murmur of mitral regurgitation had been present for one year. The echocardiogram showed an irregular shaggy thickening of the anterior mitral valve leaflet. At autopsy three months later, myocardial fibrosis, small coronary artery sclerosis, and nodular thickening of the mitral valve were found. To our knowledge, anterior mitral leaflet thickening in scleroderma has not been reported previously. In this patient, it was associated with a poor prognosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1179-1180
Number of pages2
JournalArchives of Internal Medicine
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1979

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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