Aortic regurgitation and unusual diastolic mitral regurgitation.


In patients with infective endocarditis affecting the aortic valve, a secondary involvement of subaortic structures may occur in a mechanism of direct extension or as a result of an infected jet of aortic regurgitation striking the ventricular surfaces of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa and the anterior mitral leaflet (AML). We present a 29-year-old male with infective endocarditis of the bicuspid aortic valve, who developed a secondary infection of the subaortic tissues complicated by a perforation of the AML. Echocardiographic examination revealed not only systolic, but also diastolic mitral regurgitation.

DOI: 10.1093/ejechocard/jen162

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@article{Konka2008AorticRA, title={Aortic regurgitation and unusual diastolic mitral regurgitation.}, author={Marek Konka and Beata Kuśmierczyk-Droszcz and Olgierd Woźniak and Piotr Hoffman}, journal={European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology}, year={2008}, volume={9 5}, pages={709-11} }