Severe Aortic Regurgitation (AI)
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Rheumatoid arthritis is an important risk factor for valvular heart disease; this patient presented with aortic regurgitation in the context of rheumatoid arthritis and was found to have a thickened aortic valve which leads to malcoaptation of leaflets and severe AI.
KeywordsRheumatoid arthritis Aortic regurgitation Diastolic murmur
TEE long axis mid esophageal shows severe AI (AVI 651 kb)