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Journal of Echocardiography

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 142–143 | Cite as

A “ping-pong ball” in the left ventricle

  • Jeong-Hwan Park
  • Il-Suk SohnEmail author
  • Byong-Jo Park
  • Eun-Sun Jin
  • Jin-Man Cho
  • Chong-Jin Kim
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Keywords

Infective Endocarditis Unexplained Fever Duke Criterion Intracardiac Mass Unexpected Location 
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Supplementary material

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Video clip 1: Movie of transthoracic echocardiography from parasternal short axis view. The movie shows an echogenic round mass in the left ventricle moving like a ping-pong ball during cardiac cycle (AVI 705 kb)

Video clip 2: Movie of transthoracic echocardiography from parasternal long axis view with zoomed image. This shows an echogenic round mass on the posteromedial papillary muscle with chordae running to the medial part of anterior leaflet, moving like a ping-pong ball in the outflow tract of left ventricle during cardiac cycle (AVI 539 kb)

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Copyright information

© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeong-Hwan Park
    • 1
  • Il-Suk Sohn
    • 1
    Email author
  • Byong-Jo Park
    • 1
  • Eun-Sun Jin
    • 1
  • Jin-Man Cho
    • 1
  • Chong-Jin Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyKyunghee University East-West Neo Medical CenterSeoulKorea

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