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You are here: Contents > 2004 > Volume 13 Number 5 September 2004 > CASE REPORTS > Aortic Valve Rupture due to High-voltage Electrical Injury: Case Report

Aortic Valve Rupture due to High-voltage Electrical Injury: Case Report

Niyazi Güler, Cenap Özkara, Mustafa Tuncer, Ünal Güntekin, Songül Kocabas
Departments of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery, School of Medicine Yüzüncü Yil University, Van and Corlu Sifa Hospital, Turkey

In the heart, the most common sequelae after electrical injury are myocardial contusion and arrhythmias. A case is presented of segmental ventricular dysfunction and severe aortic regurgitation due to laceration of the right coronary cusp

of the aortic valve caused by electrical injury. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first reported case of valvular rupture due to electrical injury.
The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2004;13:857-859

Aortic Valve Rupture due to High-voltage Electrical Injury: Case Report

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