Aortic regurgitation associated with ventricular septal defect. Echocardiographic and hemodynamic observations

J. Mehta, Y. Wang, C. Lawrence, Jay N Cohn

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Abstract

Ventricular septal defect is sometimes associated with aortic regurgitation. In this report, an echocardiogram demonstrating dramatic prolapse of the noncoronary cusp into the left ventricular outflow tract and ventricular septal defect in a patient with Down's syndrome and ventricular septal defect, confirmed by angiographic studies, is presented. The echocardiogram supports the concept of anatomic lack of support of the aortic ring due to a deficient septum and hemodynamically significant flow of blood to the right ventricle through the ventricular septal defect, resulting in trauma to aortic cusps and prolapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)784-786
Number of pages3
JournalCHEST
Volume71
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

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