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Journal of Medical Ultrasonics

, Volume 42, Issue 2, pp 291–292 | Cite as

A kinked aortic tube graft after aortic root replacement causes heart failure: usefulness of the right parasternal approach on echocardiography

  • Kotaro NumaguchiEmail author
  • Shinsaku Hatake
  • Tomohiro Ueda
  • Yukihiro Tomita
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Keywords

Echocardiography Graft-related complication Systolic murmur 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interest.

Human rights statements and informed consent

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2008. Informed consent was obtained from the patient for being included in the study.

References

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    Al-Mohaissen MA, Skarsgard P, Khoo C, et al. Expanding arch aneurysm causing a kink in a Bentall graft and heart failure. J Thorac Imaging. 2012;27:W88–90.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
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    Evangelista A, Flachskampf FA, Erbel R, et al. Echocardiography in aortic diseases: EAE recommendations for clinical practice. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2010;11:645–58.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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© The Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kotaro Numaguchi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shinsaku Hatake
    • 2
  • Tomohiro Ueda
    • 3
  • Yukihiro Tomita
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology, Clinical Research InstituteNational Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical CenterFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Clinical Laboratory, Clinical Research InstituteNational Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical CenterFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Clinical Research InstituteNational Hospital Organization Kyushu Medical CenterFukuokaJapan

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