Fine strands associated with prosthetic heart valves have been demonstrated with transesophageal echocardiography, but the pathologic identity of these strands is unclear. A case of a man with a prosthetic aortic Medtronic-Hall valve with prominent valve strands and recurrent strokes is discussed. The patient underwent valve replacement surgery, and histopathologic examination of the strands identified them as Lambl's excrescences.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|State||Published - Jul 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine