Echo diagnosis of ruptured aortic valve leaflet.


artery, and it has been suggested that these patients should be treated by bypass surgery. The mechanism for sudden death is not known. Theories include kinking of the anomalous artery2 and occlusion by a flap-like closure of the ostium as the aorta expands.3 However, sudden death, infarction, and ischemia may occur without regard to the course of the… (More)


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