Spontaneous native aortic valve thrombosis

Massimo Massetti, G Babatasi, E Saloux, S Bhoyroo, G Grollier, A. Khayat

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Spontaneous thrombosis of a native aortic valve is an uncommon event that usually follows local trauma, such as cardiac surgery or left heart catheterization, or occurs as a complication of bacterial endocarditis. We report the case of a 65-year-old woman with a history of retinal artery occlusion and severe aortic valve stenosis, in whom transesophageal echocardiography revealed a mobile mass attached to the ventricular surface of the aortic valve. There was no evidence of any hypercoagulable state or infection process. Surgery was performed and a severely stenotic valve resected; a partially organized and firmly adherent free-floating thrombotic mass was observed on the ventricular surface of the aortic valve. Histologic examination demonstrated an organized thrombus. Eleven months after surgery the patient is doing well.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)157-159
Numero di pagine3
RivistaJournal of Heart Valve Disease
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 1999


  • Aged
  • Aortic Valve
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans
  • Thrombosis


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