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A Non-ischemic Spontaneous Papillary Muscle Rupture. Case Report
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  • Erik Orozco-Hernandez,
  • Heriberto Matos-Santana,
  • Jose Tallaj,
  • Lluz Padilla,
  • James Davies
Erik Orozco-Hernandez
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
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Heriberto Matos-Santana
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
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Jose Tallaj
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Surgery
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Lluz Padilla
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
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James Davies
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Abstract

We report a case of spontaneous mechanical papillary muscle rupture (PMR). We believe that the etiology of PMR, in this case, is related to a histological damage of the valve, extreme sudden force to the papillary muscle, and some possible tissue hypo-perfusion of the subvalvular apparatus. We performed a mitral valve replacement and bypass coronary surgery with good results.