Right Sided Heart Failure-An Unusual Presentation of Aortic Valve DehiscenceMohan Mallikarjuna Rao Edupuganti*
EDivision of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 4301 West Markham Street, Little Rock,Arkansas,72205,USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mohan Mallikarjuna Rao Edupuganti
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, Arkansas,72205, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 03, 2015 Accepted date: July 20, 2015 Published date: July 27, 2015
Citation: Edupuganti MMR (2015) Right Sided Heart Failure-An Unusual Presentation of Aortic Valve Dehiscence. J Health Med Informat 6:195. doi: 10.4172/2157-7420.1000195
Copyright: © 2015 Mallikarjuna M, 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.
Aortic dehiscence is an uncommon but serious complication of aortic valve surgery. The most common presentation is that of congestive heart failure and or cardiogenic shock. A number of other local complications can ensue due to involvement of the fibrous skeleton of the heart. We present a case where the dehiscence of the aortic valve resulted in elevated pulmonary arterial pressures and right sided heart failure due to the involvement of the right ventricular outflow tract. We review the literature focusing on the causes, summarize the diagnostic findings and the local complications that can result from aortic dehiscence. This complication of aortic valve dehiscence has not been reported so far.