Limitations in the echocardiographic assessment of aortic root dimensions in the presence of aortic valve disease

Academic Article


  • Aortic root M-mode echocardiograms were evaluated in 79 patients who had aortic valve replacement. Echocardiographic measurements of aortic root dimensions correlated poorly with surgical estimates. Inclusion of a portion of the sinuses of Valsalva in the former set of estimates probably accounts for this discrepancy.
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  • Reeves WC; Ettinger U; Thomson K; Nanda N; Gramiak R; DeWeese J; Stewart S
  • Start Page

  • 411
  • End Page

  • 413
  • Volume

  • 132
  • Issue

  • 2