Commissure avulsion of the aortic valve caused by purulent pericarditis: report of a case

A 20-year-old man with fever and chest pain was referred to our hospital, where purulent pericarditis was confirmed by various examinations. Hemodynamic collapse and acute pulmonary edema occurred 1 week later, caused by acute severe aortic valvular regurgitation (AR). Emergency surgery revealed that the AR had been caused by avulsion of the aortic valvular… CONTINUE READING