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Demonstration of a Rocking Prosthetic Mitral Valve Using 3-Dimentional Echocardiography and Live Surgical Imaging
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  • Sean Baskin,
  • Rece Laney,
  • Senthil Nathan,
  • Feroze Mahmood,
  • J. Michael Haering
Sean Baskin
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School
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Rece Laney
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Senthil Nathan
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
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Feroze Mahmood
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School
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J. Michael Haering
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Harvard Medical School
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Abstract

Prosthetic valve endocarditis is a complication of bacteremia which can cause damage to the prosthetic valve or the tissue to which it was sewn. Extensive tissue damage can result in a loss of anchoring and allow for abnormal valvular motion. Dehiscence can lead to excessive motion of the valve which is termed rocking. Through advances in imaging technology, live 3-dimentional (3-D) transesophageal echocardiography can allow for precise identification of the location of, and amount of dehiscence. We present a 37-year old male with a rocking prosthetic valve demonstrated on 3-D echocardiography and correlated to surgical manipulation.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

25 Jul 2021Submitted to Echocardiography
27 Jul 2021Assigned to Editor
27 Jul 2021Submission Checks Completed
29 Jul 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned