BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-008856
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Isolated double-orifice mitral valve: an extremely rare and interesting anomaly

  1. Nanjappa C Manjunath
  1. Department of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ashish Agarwal, medashish{at}


A 23-year-old asymptomatic man was referred for cardiac evaluation. A clinical examination was normal. Transthoracic 2D echocardiography showed double-orifice mitral valve (DOMV) in parasternal short-axis view at the level of mitral valve (figure 1, video 1). Apical four-chamber view showed a normally functioning valve without stenosis and/or regurgitation (video 2). Suprasternal long-axis view showed no evidence of coarctation (video 3). Rest of the echocardiographic examination was normal.

Figure 1

Parasternal short-axis view at the level of mitral valve showing …

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