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[Acut aortic insufficiency caused by rupture of a normal valve during labor].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archivos del Instituto de Cardiología de México
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
5
Pages
683–689
Identifiers
PMID: 1190906
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

We are presenting a case of a young woman with sudden onset of heart failure and several episodes of syncope, after a prolonged labor. The findings at physical examination suggested the diagnosis of acute aortic insufficiency, that was confirmed by cardiac catheterization. At surgery, the aortic valve showed a round perforation in the non coronary cusp. Pathological examination of the valve showed no significant abnormality. We conclude that the stress of labor was the cause of the rupture of a previously normal aortic valve.

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