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Echocardiography of the Aortic Root

  • Ivan A. D’Cruz

Abstract

Following the first description of the aortic root echogram by Gramiak and Shah [1] in 1970, M-mode echocardiography was found useful in detecting dilatation of the ascending aorta [2–6] as an abnormally wide separation between echoes of the anterior and posterior aortic root respectively. Aortic dissection can also be diagnosed by the M-mode technique [7–12] but one should be wary of false-positives and the diagnosis should be seriously considered only if several criteria are present [13–16].

Keywords

Aortic Valve Aortic Aneurysm Aortic Dissection Aortic Root Aortic Regurgitation 
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