Echocardiographic diagnosis of a stenotic double orifice parachute mitral valve with a single papillary muscle

Dilek Yesilbursa, Andrew Miller, Navin C. Nanda, Osman Mukhtar, Wen Ying Huang, Kamlesh Ansingkar, Virender Puri, Robert C. Bourge, Ming Hsiung, David C. McGiffin

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We present the case of a patient with a single papillary muscle that is supporting both orifices of a stenotic double orifice mitral valve. With the use of both transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, we were able to prospectively define this entity, which was confirmed at surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-352
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Double orifice mitral valve
  • Mitral stenosis
  • Parachute mitral valve
  • Single papillary muscle
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Transthoracic echocardiography

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