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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 6 November 2015 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > A Rare Aortic Valve Congenital Abnormality in Association with Coarctation of the Aorta

A Rare Aortic Valve Congenital Abnormality in Association with Coarctation of the Aorta

Yashwant Agrawal1, Jagadessh Kalavakunta2, Vishal Gupta2

1Western Michigan University Homer Stryker School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2Department of Cardiology, Borgess Medical Center/Michigan State University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

The case is reported of a 25-year-old woman who presented with an episode of syncope on minimal exertion. She had undergone a repair of coarctation of the aorta at one year of age. Transesophageal echocardiography showed a unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) with critical stenosis. The patient underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) with a bioprosthetic porcine valve. Although UAV is associated with other

congenital cardiac abnormalities, its association with coarctation of the aorta is very rare. The currently available literature and treatment options are discussed. It appears that there is an association of UAV with coarctation, and the diagnosis of one condition should lead to an evaluation of the other.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:679-682


A Rare Aortic Valve Congenital Abnormality in Association with Coarctation of the Aorta

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