Calcified bicuspid aortic valve mass prolapsing into the left main coronary artery

Tauqir Y. Goraya, Farouk Mookadam, Andre C. Lapeyre, Richard C. Daly, Henry D. Tazelaar, Kyle W. Klarich

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Abstract

We report a case of a mobile calcific mass on the aortic valve that prolapsed into the left main coronary artery of a 51-year-old man. This case and a review of the literature suggest that calcific embolization to coronary arteries is a rare but possibly underrecognized complication of calcified degenerative or bicuspid aortic valves. This potentially catastrophic complication of calcified aortic valves needs to be suspected and recognized in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1081-1085
Number of pages5
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Volume75
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000

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    Goraya, T. Y., Mookadam, F., Lapeyre, A. C., Daly, R. C., Tazelaar, H. D., & Klarich, K. W. (2000). Calcified bicuspid aortic valve mass prolapsing into the left main coronary artery. Mayo Clinic proceedings, 75(10), 1081-1085. https://doi.org/10.4065/75.10.1081