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Severe aortic regurgitation in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV
  1. C Wunderlich,
  2. M R Schulze,
  3. R H Strasser

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A 47 year old white man was hospitalised for cardiac examination. A blowing diastolic heart murmur prompted us to perform echocardiography during which a severe aortic regurgitation caused by an enlarged aortic root accompanied by a dilated ascending aorta (maximal diameter 52 mm) was visualised (panels A–C). No findings indicated mitral valve prolapse.

The patient’s clinical features (panels D and E) …

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