Recurrent ischemic strokes in a patient with Medtronic-Hall prosthetic aortic valve and valve strands

Kendra Hutchinson, Faizain Hafeez, Timothy D. Woods, Paramjeet S. Chopra, Thomas F. Warner, Ross L. Levine, Timothy J. Kamp

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)755-757
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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