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Rupture of a ventricular abscess after mitral valve replacement.
  1. A E Weale,
  2. J Hutter,
  3. C M Collins
  1. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Bristol Royal Infirmary.


    A 65 year old man presented with bacterial endocarditis of the mitral valve. Immediately after mitral valve replacement a valve ring abscess ruptured. Early surgery should be performed when an intramyocardial abscess is suspected.

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