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Near‐complete aortic mechanical valve dehiscence due to endocarditis reinfection

Near‐complete aortic mechanical valve dehiscence due to endocarditis reinfection Prosthetic valve infective endocarditis (IE) is one of the most serious postimplantation complications. Prosthetic aortic valve IE constitutes 1%–6% of all prosthetic valve IE cases. We present a dramatic echocardiographic case of prosthetic aortic valve IE leading to near‐complete valve dehiscence. Echocardiographic evidence of prosthetic aortic valve rocking motion is indicative of significant dehiscence. Aside from IE, other causes and risk factors for prosthetic aortic valve dehiscence include inflammatory and autoimmune vasculitides, concomitant ascending aorta aneurysm, and aortic root calcification. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Echocardiography Wiley

Near‐complete aortic mechanical valve dehiscence due to endocarditis reinfection

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Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
© 2018 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN
0742-2822
eISSN
1540-8175
DOI
10.1111/echo.14008
pmid
29726029
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Abstract

Prosthetic valve infective endocarditis (IE) is one of the most serious postimplantation complications. Prosthetic aortic valve IE constitutes 1%–6% of all prosthetic valve IE cases. We present a dramatic echocardiographic case of prosthetic aortic valve IE leading to near‐complete valve dehiscence. Echocardiographic evidence of prosthetic aortic valve rocking motion is indicative of significant dehiscence. Aside from IE, other causes and risk factors for prosthetic aortic valve dehiscence include inflammatory and autoimmune vasculitides, concomitant ascending aorta aneurysm, and aortic root calcification.

Journal

EchocardiographyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

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