Netherlands Heart Journal

, Volume 21, Issue 11, pp 521–523 | Cite as

Imaging the prosthetic valve sewing ring thrombosis using real-time three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography

  • C. Alexandrescu
  • S. L. NegreaEmail author
  • F. Civaia
  • G. Dreyfus
Imaging in Cardiology


Atrial Fibrillation Mitral Valve Valve Replacement Rheumatic Disease Prosthetic Valve 
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Supplementary material

Video 1

Two-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography two-chamber view showing mobile thrombus developed on the atrial side of the prosthesis with a diastolic movement within the prosthesis without obstruction. Normal motion of the prosthetic leaflets during diastole can be observed (WMV 546 kb)

Video 2

Real-time three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography showing the presence of a circular thrombus like a crown protruding between the prosthesis leaflets and the sewing ring (WMV 773 kb)


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    Moreo A, Lobiati E, De Chiara B, et al. Assessment of mitral prosthetic valve thrombosis by live three-dimensional echocardiography: comparison with transesophageal echocardiography. Hear Vessel. 2007;22(4):287–9.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Media / Bohn Stafleu van Loghum 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Alexandrescu
    • 1
  • S. L. Negrea
    • 1
    Email author
  • F. Civaia
    • 1
  • G. Dreyfus
    • 1
  1. 1.Cardio Thoracic Center of MonacoMonaco CedexMonaco

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