An unusually accentuated diastolic anterior motion of the mitral valve in aortic insufficiency
Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 06/21/2012
Rudominer R et al. – A 55–year–old woman was diagnosed with endocarditis involving the aortic valve and resulting in moderate aortic insufficiency. Transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography demonstrated an unusually accentuated diastolic anterior motion of the anterior mitral valve leaflet toward the interventricular septum. The anterior leaflet remained within a few millimeters of the septum throughout diastole, with a narrow jet of aortic insufficiency separating the anterior leaflet from the septum.