We have observed abnormal echoes in the left ventricular outflow tract in 4 patients: 3 of the subjects had bacterial endocarditis and the fourth patient had myxomatous degeneration of the aortic valve (floppy aortic valve). A single diastolic echo with fine high frequency fluttering was seen in the patient with the floppy aortic valve, whereas the patients with endocarditis had associated infection of the mitral valve and an aneurysm of the anterior mitral leaflet, which was represented by dense systolic echoes on the proximal part of the mitral valve...
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