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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 6 November 2013 > CASE REPORT > Quadricuspid Aortic Valve with Mild Aortic Regurgitation and Persistent Foramen Ovale: A Multimodality Imaging of Rare Concomitant Findings

Quadricuspid Aortic Valve with Mild Aortic Regurgitation and Persistent Foramen Ovale: A Multimodality Imaging of Rare Concomitant Findings

Dariusz A. Kosior1,2, Radosław Piątkowski3, Leopold Bakoń4

1Department of Noninvasive Cardiology and Hypertension, The Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of the Interior, Warsaw, Poland, 2Mossakowski Medical Research Centre, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, Departments of 3Cardiology and 4Clinical Radiology, The Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital heart disease that is mostly detected incidentally during echocardiography or angiography, or at autopsy. This pathology is frequently associated with other congenital anomalies of the heart such as abnormalities of coronary ostia, coronary stenosis, aortic root dilation and coarctation of the aorta, as well as significant aortic valve dysfunction. Herein is presented the

first documented case of an asymptomatic middle-aged male patient with incidentally diagnosed quadricuspid aortic valve and a preserved valve function associated with a patent foramen ovale and reverse right-left leak identified during the Valsalva maneuver. No other associated cardiac abnormalities were identified.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:878-879


Quadricuspid Aortic Valve with Mild Aortic Regurgitation and Persistent Foramen Ovale: A Multimodality Imaging of Rare Concomitant Findings

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