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Pseudoaneurysm in the left ventricular outflow tract after prosthetic aortic valve implantation: evaluation upon multidetector-row computed tomography.
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PMID:  19876419     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The high accuracy of multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) in evaluating prosthetic valve disorders has been confirmed. This, we believe, is the 1st report of the use of MDCT to detect and evaluate left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) pseudoaneurysms in patients who have undergone aortic valve replacement with prosthetic valves. We used MDCT to scan 21 such patients, 3 of whom had a small pseudoaneurysm in the LVOT. Each pseudoaneurysm projected away from the LVOT and had a narrow neck that was located just below the sewing ring of the prosthetic aortic valve. One pseudoaneurysm was not thrombotic, 1 was partially thrombotic, and 1 was completely thrombotic. One of these had gone undetected earlier on transthoracic echocardiography.We consider MDCT to be superior to echocardiography in the detection of LVOT pseudoaneurysms in patients who have undergone aortic valve replacement with prosthetic valves. We publicize our results in the hope that larger studies will be undertaken in order to investigate the prevalence and clinical implications of our findings.
I-Chen Tsai; Shih-Rong Hsieh; Ming-Sheng Chern; Hsiao-Ting Huang; Min-Chi Chen; Wei-Lin Tsai; Clayton Chi-Chang Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1526-6702     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Heart Inst J     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-30     Completed Date:  2010-02-01     Revised Date:  2013-05-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214622     Medline TA:  Tex Heart Inst J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / radiography*,  surgery*
Heart Aneurysm / etiology,  radiography*,  ultrasonography
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects*
Heart Ventricles / radiography
Predictive Value of Tests
Retrospective Studies
Thrombosis / etiology,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Young Adult

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