Aortic root abscess around a bioprosthetic aortic valve forming a fistulous communication to left atrium
by Sepehr Richard W

Interesting Cases in Echocardiography

by Navin C Nanda
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This video clip transesophageal echocardiogram in long and short axis views showing an aortic root abscess around a bioprosthetic aortic valve forming a fistulous communication to left atrium (arrowhead). A color flow Doppler shows blood flow from the bioprosthetic aortic valve, into the aortic root abscess, which has ruptured into the left atrium, forming an aortico-left atrial fistula. There is a paravalvular aortic regurgitation.

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