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Dissection of the aortic root presenting as a double aortic valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20515863     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of aortic root dissection in a middle-aged male without history of recent trauma, presenting as a critical aortic regurgitation due to right cusp dislodgement. The intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram revealed the "double aortic valve" sign suggestive of low dissection, which proved to extend to both coronary arteries.
Ioannis Panagiotou; Kostas Patris; Panagiotis Kotileas; Christophoros Kotoulas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  51     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2010 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-02     Completed Date:  2010-11-16     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiothoracic Surgery Department, Iaso General Hospital of Athens, 38 Kifissias Avenue, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology
Coronary Artery Disease / etiology
Heart Valve Diseases / complications*
Middle Aged
Rupture, Spontaneous

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