Acute Aortic Insufficiency due to Rupture of an Aortic Valve Commissure

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Abstract

Myxomatous degeneration generally involves the atrioventricular valves (mitral and tricuspid). Rarely, it may affect the aortic or pulmonary valve. We report a case of an acute severe aortic insufficiency due to a rupture of a commissure of the aortic valve in a patient who had previously undergone mitral valve surgery for myxomatous mitral valve prolapse. doi: 10.1111/jocs.12276(J Card Surg 2014;29:497–498)

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