IMR Press / RCM / Volume 4 / Issue 2 / pii/1561439334818-1302024743

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Open Access Case Review
Transesophageal Echocardiographic Evaluation of Perioperative Systolic Murmur in Aortic Pathology
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1 Cardiac Non-Invasive Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
2 Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 2003, 4(2), 112–116;
Published: 30 June 2003
Development of a new systolic murmur in patients following a Bental procedure with a prosthetic or homograft aortic valve usually indicates an aortic valve–related complication. Here, we report new etiologies of a loud systolic murmur in patients with aortic disease. One patient developed a new loud systolic murmur as an initial manifestation of acute type A aortic dissection without any complication, and two patients developed a loud systolic murmur as the major manifestation of aortic graft failure following aortic root surgery. Auscultation of a new loud systolic murmur in the upper chest in patients with known aortic disease should alert one to a complication within the ascending aorta.
Transesophageal echocardiography
Aortic dissection
Systolic murmur
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