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Quadricuspid aortic valve not discovered by transthoracic echocardiography.

Dencker, Magnus LU and Stagmo, Martin LU (2006) In Cardiovascular Ultrasound 4(41).
Abstract
Background

Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital heart defect. Several different anatomical variations of a quadricuspid aortic valve has been described and aortic regurgitation is the predominant valvular dysfunction associated with quadricuspid aortic valve.



Case presentation

A 68-year-old woman presented with almost a years history of increasing dyspnoea on exertion. The patient have had two previous transthoracic echocardiographic exams in the last six years and they had only documented moderate aortic regurgitation. Transoesophageal echocardiography displayed a rare case of quadricuspid aortic valve with three cusps of equal size and one larger cusp. The malformation was associated with... (More)
Background

Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital heart defect. Several different anatomical variations of a quadricuspid aortic valve has been described and aortic regurgitation is the predominant valvular dysfunction associated with quadricuspid aortic valve.



Case presentation

A 68-year-old woman presented with almost a years history of increasing dyspnoea on exertion. The patient have had two previous transthoracic echocardiographic exams in the last six years and they had only documented moderate aortic regurgitation. Transoesophageal echocardiography displayed a rare case of quadricuspid aortic valve with three cusps of equal size and one larger cusp. The malformation was associated with severe aortic regurgitation.



Conclusion

Liberal use of transoesophageal echocardiography is often warranted if optimal display of valvular morphology is desired. (Less)
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Cardiovascular Ultrasound
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41
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1476-7120
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10.1186/1476-7120-4-41
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  abstract     = {Background<br/><br>
Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital heart defect. Several different anatomical variations of a quadricuspid aortic valve has been described and aortic regurgitation is the predominant valvular dysfunction associated with quadricuspid aortic valve.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Case presentation<br/><br>
A 68-year-old woman presented with almost a years history of increasing dyspnoea on exertion. The patient have had two previous transthoracic echocardiographic exams in the last six years and they had only documented moderate aortic regurgitation. Transoesophageal echocardiography displayed a rare case of quadricuspid aortic valve with three cusps of equal size and one larger cusp. The malformation was associated with severe aortic regurgitation.<br/><br>
<br/><br>
Conclusion<br/><br>
Liberal use of transoesophageal echocardiography is often warranted if optimal display of valvular morphology is desired.},
  author       = {Dencker, Magnus and Stagmo, Martin},
  issn         = {1476-7120},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {41},
  publisher    = {BioMed Central},
  series       = {Cardiovascular Ultrasound},
  title        = {Quadricuspid aortic valve not discovered by transthoracic echocardiography.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1476-7120-4-41},
  volume       = {4},
  year         = {2006},
}