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

Amier Ahmad, Samuel K. McElwee, Amy Z. Jiang, Kirolos N. Barssoum, Ahmed E. Elkaryoni, Mohammed J. Arisha, Swetha Srialluri, Frank Seghatol, Navin C. Nanda

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)264-266
Number of pages3
JournalEchocardiography
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017

Keywords

  • coronary artery compression
  • paraprosthetic aortic valve abscess
  • proximal left coronary system compression
  • three-dimensional echocardiography
  • two-dimensional echocardiography

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