An Unusual Localization of a Cardiac Pseudoaneurysm Complicated by Paravalvular Leak in a Patient with Prosthetic Heart Valves

Mehmet A. Vatankulu, Osman Sönmez, Mehmet Akkaya, Cemalettin Aydin

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An 58-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with exertional dyspnea. He had a history of mitral and aortic valve replacement with St. Jude prosthetic valve twenty years ago. Transesophageal echocardiography showed paravalvular mitral leak and a false chamber, which was expanding during systole and communicating to the right atrium. Real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated the origin and flap of the false lumen that was opening during ventricular systole and closing at ventricular diastole from the left ventricular inside. The patient underwent redo aortic and mitral valve surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)330-332
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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