Long-term survival on medical therapy alone after blunt-trauma aortic regurgitation: Report of a new case with summary of 95 others

Toshimitsu Tsugu, Mitsushige Murata, Keitaro Mahara, Shiro Iwanaga, Keiichi Fukuda

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Abstract

Aortic regurgitation resulting from blunt chest trauma has been reported only 95 times, to our knowledge. The noncoronary and right coronary cusps are the cardiac structures most often injured. Although the aortic leaflets can appear to be undamaged after nonpenetrating trauma, they can have pathologic abnormalities and insufficient function. Some cases of posttraumatic aortic regurgitation progress slowly. Aortic valve replacement is the optimal treatment. We present the case of a then-62-year-old man who has lived more than 5 years after blunt-trauma aortic regurgitation. His is the only case of long-term survival on medical therapy alone among the 96 cases summarized in this report.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)446-452
Number of pages7
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct

Keywords

  • Aortic valve insufficiency/diagnosis/etiology
  • Aortic valve/ injuries/pathology
  • Thoracic injuries/complications
  • Time factors
  • Treatment outcome
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating/complications/pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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