Pathogenetic significance of myxomatous degeneration in fenestration-related massive aortic regurgitation.

@article{Akiyama2004PathogeneticSO,
  title={Pathogenetic significance of myxomatous degeneration in fenestration-related massive aortic regurgitation.},
  author={Kazuya Akiyama and Jun Hirota and Naohito Taniyasu and Kazuma Maisawa and Yutaka Kobayashi and Masatoshi Tsuda},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2004},
  volume={68 5},
  pages={439-43}
}
BACKGROUND Aortic valvular regurgitation has several mechanisms and the present study investigated its clinicopathological correlations with aortic valve fenestration. METHODS AND RESULTS Six male patients with massive regurgitation and enlarged fenestrations or ruptured fenestrated fibrous cords underwent aortic valve replacement. The clinicopathological… CONTINUE READING