Cardiopulmonary MedicineCase Report

Female Adolescent With Quadricuspid Aortic Valve

Cam Long Choji, DO; Nemalan Selvaraj, DO; and John Prather, MD, PhD
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Accepted: April 1, 2015

Published: September 1, 2015

J Osteopath Med; 115(9): 570-572

Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital heart defect. The authors present a case of this anomaly in a young, asymptomatic adolescent who presented to the echocardiography laboratory for further evaluation of a cardiac murmur detected on routine physical examination. Imaging revealed a quadricuspid aortic valve with aortic regurgitation. This case highlights the importance of auscultation in detecting cardiac abnormalities.

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