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Defining Aortic Valve Morphology using 3Dimensional Echocardiography

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Normal trifoliate aortic valve

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Bicuspid Aortic valve: Morphology of the Aortic valve can be easily demonstrated by RT3DE. In this movie the aorta is cut off from its roof to expose the anatomy of underlying bicuspid aortic valve morphology. There is fusion between the right and non coronary cusps causing restriction to valve opening.

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Bicuspid aortic valve with aortic root dilatation

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Bicuspid aortic valve with no stenosis or dilatation of aortic root

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Bicuspid Aortic valve: Morphology of the Aortic valve can be easily demonstrated by RT3DE. In this movie the aorta is cut off from its roof to expose the anatomy of underlying bicuspid aortic valve morphology. There is fibrous excrescence on the left coronary cusp restrictingits its mobility.

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Normal trifoliate aortic valve on the left. Severe aortic stenosis with restricted mobility of the cusps on the right.

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Another example of bicuspid aortic valve: Here the valve is functionally bicuspid due to fusion between the right and left coronary cusps.

There is severe dilatation of the aortic root. Defining the exact location of each cusps is made through MPR and the technique is demonstrated here.

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Post operative aortic stenosis: Here the pericardial patch used for suspending the aortic cusp has calcified.

This was clearly demonstrated by 3D fascilitating excisionn of this and resuspension using a fresh patch.

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Prolapse of the aortic valve following aortic valvotomy

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Post repair of the prolapsed valve

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Aortic valve with hole in the right coronary cusp

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