FRANK B. HAYS, M.D.; WILLARD H. BOGGAN, M.D.
Rupture of the aortic valve is an infrequently reported condition despite the variety of causes.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 In the majority of instances the etiology is valve damage as a result of syphilis, bacterial endocarditis or arteriosclerosis, unless there is a history of specific external trauma. A few reports1, 2, 3, 4 are found in which rupture of the valve occurred spontaneously or after varying degrees of physical exertion. In the case reported below, rupture of the commissural attachment of the posterior and right anterior cusps of the aortic valve was found to be due to
HAYS FB, BOGGAN WH. RUPTURE OF AORTIC VALVE CUSP ATTACHMENT DUE TO CYSTIC MEDIONECROSIS OF THE AORTA: A CASE REPORT WITH NECROPSY FINDINGS1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:1107–1115. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-5-1107
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(5):1107-1115.
Cardiology, Emergency Medicine, Valvular Heart Disease.
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