Echocardiographic abnormalities in acute rupture of the aortic valve due to infective endocarditis.

@article{Chia1980EchocardiographicAI,
  title={Echocardiographic abnormalities in acute rupture of the aortic valve due to infective endocarditis.},
  author={Boon Lock Chia and Butler Ee},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={1980},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={846-56}
}
The M-mode echocardiographic findings seen in 5 patients with acute rupture of the aortic valve leaflets due to infective endocarditis are described. These findings embrace a wide spectrum of abnormalities seen in the aortic root in diastole and they are (1) fine, high frequency oscillating echoes, (2) thick oscillating bands of echoes, and (3) dense shaggy… CONTINUE READING