J Cardiovasc Ultrasound.  2013 Dec;21(4):189-191. 10.4250/jcu.2013.21.4.189.

Intermittent, Non Cyclic Severe Mechanical Aortic Valve Regurgitation

Affiliations
  • 1Division of Cardiology, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea. mariahyeon@hotmail.com
  • 2Division of Cardiac Surgery, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
  • 3Division of Cardiology, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea.

Abstract

Mechanical aortic prosthesis dysfunction can result from thrombosis or pannus formation. We describe an unusual case of intermittent, non cyclic mechanical aortic prosthesis dysfunction due to pannus formation with thrombus in the absence of systolic restriction of disk excursion, that presented with intermittent severe aortic regurgitation.

Keyword

Intermittent aortic regurgitation; Acute prosthetic valve dysfunction; Pannus; Echocardiography

MeSH Terms

Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Aortic Valve*
Echocardiography
Prostheses and Implants
Thrombosis
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