Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 7, Number 8, August 2016, pages 348-350

Open-Heart Surgery for a Pregnant Woman With Infective Endocarditis After Cesarean


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated large vegetation attached at the bicuspid aortic valve leaflet (A, arrow indicated), with mild to moderate aortic stenosis and moderate to severe aortic regurgitation, severe mitral regurgitation, moderate tricuspid regurgitation and dilations of the left atrium and left ventricle (B). The second day after surgery, repeated transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated that valvular regurgitation disappeared (C). Transthoracic echocardiography revealed myocardial contractility similar to normal and no valvular regurgitation still 1 month after the surgery (D). LA: left atrium; LV: left ventricle; RV: right ventricle; AO: aorta.