Ann Thorac Surg 2007;83:2233
© 2007 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens, Greece
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A 41-year-old woman presented for evaluation of transient ischemic attacks. The patient had an aortic valve replacement 1 year prior due to bacterial endocarditis with a 21-mm bi-leaflet mechanical valve. Postoperative transthoracic echocardiographies at the time of discharge and at 6-month follow-up were without any pathologic findings.
A transesophageal echocardiogram showed the existence of a large pseudoaneurysm
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