William K Levy

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Papillary fibroelastoma (PFE) is a benign cardiac tumor that has the potential to cause life-threatening embolic events. Surgical excision of the tumor is recommended for all patients who develop symptoms, but the treatment of asymptomatic patients with an echocardiographically identified PFE is still controversial. Our case report describes a 63-year-old(More)
Prosthetic valve (PV)-related thromboembolism is a rare but serious complication of implanted mechanical valves. There is not a design that has yet achieved mechanical perfection; therefore, using these mechanical valves is not free of mortality and morbidity. Some of the complications of using such valves include PV thrombosis, systemic embolization,(More)
Diverticula arising from the mitral valve are very rare. They are usually detected by echocardiography as masses arising from the cardiac valves. We present a case of an incidental finding of a diverticulum arising from the mitral valve. This was initially detected by transesophageal echocardiography, and later confirmed by pathologic appearance. The case(More)
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