Primary involvement of the mitral and aortic valves in Takayasu's arteritis

Harold S. Bernstein, Philip C. Ursell, David F. Teitel

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A 3-year-old boy developed acute pulmonary edema following 6 months of recurrent fevers and thrombocytosis. Echocardiography demonstrated moderate-to-severe insufficiency of both mitral and aortic valves. Angiography and intravascular ultrasound were used to diagnose this unusual presentation of Takayasu's arteritis. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first histological demonstration of acute and chronic inflammatory changes in the mitral valve in these circumstances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)228-231
Number of pages4
JournalCardiology in the Young
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Intravascular ultrasound
  • Takayasu's arteritis
  • Valvitis


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