Usefulness of two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in the assessment of proximal left coronary system compression by a paraprosthetic aortic valve abscess

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Abstract

  • Paraprosthetic aortic valve abscess represents a rare, but lethal complication of infective endocarditis. We report a case of proximal left coronary system compression by a paraprosthetic aortic valve abscess whose detection was augmented using live/real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography. Our case illustrates the usefulness of combined two- and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in detecting this finding.
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    Author List

  • Ahmad A; McElwee SK; Jiang AZ; Barssoum KN; Elkaryoni AE; Arisha MJ; Srialluri S; Seghatol F; Nanda NC
  • Start Page

  • 264
  • End Page

  • 266
  • Volume

  • 34
  • Issue

  • 2