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Archivos de cardiología de México

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CERVANTES-NIETO, Jorge A. et al. “Tiger stripes” sign in acute coronary syndrome. Arch. Cardiol. Méx. [online]. 2020, vol.90, n.3, pp.349-350.  Epub 23-Oct-2020. ISSN 1665-1731.

The incidence of mitral regurgitation in acute myocardial syndromes is variable. Echocardiographic evaluation is fundamental in making a proper diagnosis of mechanical complications and to offer timely treatment. We present a case of a 64-year-old male who was admitted to the ER in acute pulmonary edema. The electrocardiogram showed negative ST-segment deviation from V4-V6, positive ST-segment deviation in aVR. Multivessel disease with severe mitral regurgitation was seen in catheterization. A transthoracic echocardiogram revealed important mitral regurgitation showing the “tiger stripes” sign, seen in the presence of intracardial oscillating structures, in this case, suspected papillary muscle rupture. Echocardiographic evaluation is necessary in every case of myocardial infarction who present with new-onset mitral regurgitation. Treatment is complex and must be determined with an interdisciplinary group.

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