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A Case of Successful Valve Repair in Traumatic Aortic Regurgitation Associated with the Dilated Aortic Annulus
Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Here, we present a case of successful aortic valve repair of traumatic aortic regurgitation AR . A man in his early twenties had a chest blunt trauma due to a bicycle accident 6 years earlier and suffered sternum fracture. He recovered without cardiovascular complications. Three months previously, a new diastolic murmur was detected on medical checkup. Transthoracic echocardiography TTE showed severe AR, and the left ventricular end-diastolic-end-systolic dimension was 69 51 mm. Transesophagealdoi:10.4326/jjcvs.49.358 fatcat:hcqlbsdwtnb2xbuvrdtbs6n2tu