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


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… (More)


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