Vol 19, No 6 (2012)
Case Reports
Published online: 2012-12-06

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A quadricuspid aortic valve causing moderate aortic regurgitation

Eftal Murat Bakirci, Sakir Arslan, Husnu Degirmenci, Serdar Sevimli
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.2012.0116
Cardiol J 2012;19(6):632-634.

Abstract

Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare cause of aortic regurgitation. Most cases are detected incidentally during echocardiography, angiography, autopsy or surgery. It may also be associated with other congenital anomalies of the heart. A 70 year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a five-month history of dyspnea. Echocardiographic examination showed a QAV leading to moderate aortic regurgitation, severe mitral regurgitation, left ventricular dysfunction and aortic root dilatation. Surgical treatment was considered, but the patient refused. We describe a case of QAV leading to aortic regurgitation.

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