Oscar D. West

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The most common site for rupture of the aorta as a consequence of blunt chest trauma is at the level of the isthmus. Rupture of the aortic valve with concomitant rupture of the ascending aorta is an uncommon entity and only relatively few patients sustaining such an injury survive to surgery. Early diagnosis of such injuries are critical to facilitate(More)
To identify the hemodynamic association of spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the descending aorta (DA), we measured aortic flow parameters in 102 consecutive patients studied with transesophageal echocardiography. SEC in the DA was identified in 19 of 102 patients (19%). Patients with SEC in the DA were older (67 +/- 9 vs 57 +/- 17 years; p = 0.001), had a(More)
We sought to identify atherosclerotic plaques and measured flow parameters in the descending aorta (DA) of 83 consecutive patients (40 years and older) studied with transesophageal echocardiography. Patients with atherosclerotic plaques in the DA were older (68 +/- 10 vs 58 +/- 12 years [P = 0.0001]), had a higher proportion of spontaneous echo contrast in(More)
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