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Hematoma of a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve in a patient with polycythemia vera and the antiphospholipid antibody syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17138043     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a novel case of a hematoma involving a congenitally bicuspid aortic valve. The patient was a 47-year-old woman with polycythemia vera and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. She was treated with anagrelide for thrombocytosis. The patient developed a valvular hematoma which caused clinically significant aortic stenosis and regurgitation. Consequently, the patient underwent surgery with insertion of a porcine bioprosthesis. Eighteen months postoperatively the patient developed a large prosthetic thrombus with severe aortic stenosis requiring reoperation.
Geoffrey V Webber; John Fallon; Jeffrey J Silbiger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1097-6795     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-01     Completed Date:  2006-12-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1530.e1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology Mount Sinai Services at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antiphospholipid Syndrome / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Aortic Valve / abnormalities*,  surgery*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / surgery*,  ultrasonography*
Heart Valve Prosthesis
Hematoma / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Middle Aged
Polycythemia Vera / surgery,  ultrasonography*

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