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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- heart auscultation
- heart injuries
- heart surgery
- heart valve diseases
- heart valves