Recurrent nontraumatic aortic tears resulting in valvular avulsion and aortic insufficiency

C. Jaworsky, D. W. Smith, D. Shindler, J. Kostis

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Abstract

A case of aortic insufficiency due to avulsion of two of three semilunar valves was remarkable because of the intimal and medial tears which caused it. The tears were in different stages of repair, suggesting repetitive injury. Antemortem steroid therapy and bouts of violent coughing may explain these unusual findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Cardiology
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Keywords

  • heart auscultation
  • heart injuries
  • heart surgery
  • heart valve diseases
  • heart valves

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