Rheumatic mitral stenosis presenting as acute abdominal aortic occlusion and foot drop.

J Coll Physicians Surg Pak 2005 Jan;15(1):39-40

Department of Cardiology, Shifa International Hospital, Islamabad.

Systemic thromboembolism in not an infrequent complication of rheumatic mitral stenosis. We report a case of acute abdominal aortic occlusion due to rheumatic mitral stenosis, in the absence of atrial fibrillation, mimicking spinal cord compression. Systemic streptokinase given 48 hours after symptom's onset lead to rapid and dramatic recovery with limb salvage.

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