Three-dimensional echocardiographic features of unicuspid aortic valve stenosis correlate with surgical findings.

Abstract

A unicuspid aortic valve (UAV) is a rare congenital defect that may manifest clinically as severe aortic stenosis or regurgitation in the third to fifth decade of life. This report describes two cases of UAV stenosis in adult patients diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). The utility of three-dimensional TEE in confirming valve morphology and its relevance to transcatheter valve replacement are discussed.

DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2012.01740.x

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@article{Brantley2012ThreedimensionalEF, title={Three-dimensional echocardiographic features of unicuspid aortic valve stenosis correlate with surgical findings.}, author={Hutton P Brantley and Rajasekhar Nekkanti and Curtis Anderson and Alan P. Kypson}, journal={Echocardiography}, year={2012}, volume={29 8}, pages={E204-7} }