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Continuous Heart Murmur-Two Cases of Rare Causes and Role of Imaging in Diagnosis

Janice JK Ip*, Peter KT Hui, Sonia HY Lam and Stephen SC Cheung
Department of Radiology, Queen Mary Hospital, HKSAR, China
Corresponding Author : Janice JK Ip
Department of Radiology, Queen Mary Hospital
102 Pokfulam Road, HKSAR, China
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 23, 2013; Accepted April 18, 2013; Published April 23, 2013
Citation: Janice JK Ip, Hui PKT, Lam SHY, Cheung SSC (2013) Continuous Heart Murmur-Two Cases of Rare Causes and Role of Imaging in Diagnosis. OMICS J Radiology 2:121. doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.1000121
Copyright: © 2013 Janice JK Ip, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

 A continuous murmur is defined as a murmur that begins in systole, continues through the second heart sound and into part or all of diastole. Among a number of differential diagnoses, anomalous systemic arterial supply to the normal basal segments and Rupture of Sinus of Valsalva (RSOV) are two rare causes of continuous heart. These two entities, which are often overlooked clinically, may have potentially fatal complications. We herein present two cases of uncommon causes of continuous heart murmur; demonstrate the radiological features and corroborate the role of Electric Cardiogram-Gated Computed Tomography (ECG-gated CT) in diagnosis.

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