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Adult parachute mitral valve detected in pregnancy
  1. John Purvis,
  2. Divyesh Sharma
  1. Cardiac Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital, Western HSC Trust, Londonderry, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Purvis, Cardiac Unit, Altnagelvin Hospital, Western HSC Trust, Glenshane Road, Londonderry BT47 6SB, UK; john.purvis{at}

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A 26-year-old pregnant female with a history of aortic coarctation repair and resection of subaortic membrane, presented for transthoracic echocardiogram. Aorta and aortic valve were unremarkable but a ‘domed’ appearance of the mitral valve (MV) was noted (panel A) with the MV and left atrium forming a ‘pear-like’ shape (online …

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