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December 2020 Br J Cardiol 2020;27:143–4 doi:10.5837/bjc.2020.040

Quadricuspid aortic valve: a case report and review of the literature

Nicholas Cereceda-Monteoliva, Massimo Capoccia, Kwabena Mensah, Ruediger Stenz, Mario Petrou

Abstract

Introduction Figure 1. Transthoracic echocardiogram appearance of quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) Quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a rare congenital anomaly1 that can present as aortic insufficiency requiring treatment in later life. We present a case of aortic regurgitation (AR) associated with a QAV, managed by aortic valve replacement and review the literature surrounding this unusual presentation. Case presentation Figure 2. Cardiac magnetic resonance appearance of QAV A 65-year-old Caucasian woman was referred with progressive effort-related breathlessness for treatment of longstanding AR. She presented with mild bipedal oedema, a regu

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