Journal of Echocardiography

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 171–172 | Cite as

Prosthetic aortic valve dehiscence: a “rocking” catastrophe

  • Anishkumar NairEmail author
  • Chakanalil Govindan Sajeev
  • Kader Muneer
Case image in cardiovascular ultrasound


Infective Endocarditis Aortic Valve Replacement Prosthetic Valve Prosthetic Valve Endocarditis Anterior Mitral Leaflet 
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Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

Nair Anishkumar P.K.V, Chakanalil Govindan Sajeev and Kader Muneer declare that they have no conflicts 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 1964 and later revisions. Informed consent was obtained from patient for being included in the study.

Supplementary material

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Transthoracic echocardiogram (parasternal long-axis view) showing rocking motion of the aortic valve with large root abscess (MP4 5217 kb)

Fluoroscopic acquisition showing unstable rocking motion of TTK Chitra aortic valve prosthesis (AVI 1670 kb)


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© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anishkumar Nair
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chakanalil Govindan Sajeev
    • 1
  • Kader Muneer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyGovernment Medical CollegeKozhikodeIndia

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