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Aortic Valve Injury Following Blunt Chest Trauma.
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PMID:  25478541     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Heart valve injury following blunt chest trauma of car accidents is increasing. Although aortic valve involvement is rare, however, in survivors of blunt cardiac trauma it is the most commonly involved valve and the most frequent valve lesion is isolated injury of the noncoronary cusp of aortic valve.
CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old man with a history of car accident (five months before) was referred to our clinic because of shortness of breath. A holo-diastolic blowing murmur was heard on physical examination. Transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated severe aortic insufficiency secondary to rupture of the left coronary cusp associated with avulsion of aortic valve commissure.
CONCLUSIONS: Since the aortic valve is rarely affected in blunt cardiac injury, it will be generally undiagnosed during the primary evaluation of a patient with blunt chest trauma. However, any patient presenting dyspnea after chest trauma should be examined for suspected aortic valve injury.
Maryam Esmaeilzadeh; Hedieh Alimi; Majid Maleki; Saeid Hosseini
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in cardiovascular medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  2251-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Cardiovasc Med     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-6    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101608315     Medline TA:  Res Cardiovasc Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  e17319     Citation Subset:  -    
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