Severe aortic regurgitation – Echo

Severe aortic regurgitation – Echo

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Severe aortic regurgitation

Echocardiogram in parasternal long axis (PLAX) view shows dilated left ventricle (LV), left atrium (LA), aorta (Ao) and a small portion of the right ventricle (RV), which is usually the outflow region. Mitral valve leaflets seen in open position between the left ventricle and left atrium are thickened. The large aortic regurgitation (AR) jet can be seen as a mosaic (multi color) jet in the left ventricular outflow tract anterior to the anterior mitral leaflet. A portion of the thickened aortic valve can be seen between the aorta and left ventricle (not labelled). The AR jet is almost filling the left ventricular outflow tract and extends well into the left ventricle, beyond the anterior mitral leaflet, indicating a free aortic regurgitation. Dilated left ventricle, aorta and left atrium also suggest that the AR is severe.

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Severe aortic regurgitation

Apical five chamber view shows the dilated left ventricle, thickened anterior mitral leaflet (AML) and posterior mitral leaflet (PML). In this view also the AR jet is large, extending deep into the LV, indicating severe AR.

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