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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2010, Article ID 750874, 2 pages
Case Report

Accuracy of 3-Dimensional Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Assessment of Prosthetic Mitral Valve Dehiscence with Comparison to Anatomical Specimens

Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Unit, The Prince Charles Hospital, Rode Road, Chermside, QLD 4032, Australia

Received 18 May 2010; Accepted 1 July 2010

Academic Editor: Gerald Maurer

Copyright © 2010 Martin R. Brown et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The supplementary movies demonstrate the prosthetic mitral valve paravalvular dehiscence and severe regurgitation using Apical 2 chamber 2-Dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiography (Online Video 1) and in more detail using mid-oesophageal 2-Dimensional Transoesophageal Echocardiography with colour Doppler (Online Videos 2 and 3). The sutures can be clearly seen on the atrial surface of the prosthetic mitral valve. Real-time 3-Dimensional Transoesophageal Echocardiography accurately shows the crescent shaped postero-medial paravalvular dehiscence from the atrial aspect (Online Video 4) compared to ventricular aspect (Online Video 5). The severe prosthetic mitral valve paravalvular regurgitant jet is highlighted in the 3-Dimensional real time colour Doppler Transoesophageal echo (Online Video 6).

  1. Supplementary Video 1
  2. Supplementary Video 2
  3. Supplementary Video 3
  4. Supplementary Video 4
  5. Supplementary Video 5
  6. Supplementary Video 6