Multiple Choice Question of the Week : CMR-02 : [Answer]


What do you think about the following cine-sequences?

A – aortic regurgitation (probably tricuspid valve)
B – aortic stenosis (probably bicuspid valve)
C – aortic stenosis (probably tricuspid valve)
D – aortic regurgitation (probably bicuspid valve)

Right answer is D: aortic regurgitation (probably bicuspid valve)

The eccentricity of the regurgitation jet and the asymmetry of the valve opening already suggest a bicuspid valve. In these cases, it is always useful to implement the study with dedicated cine sequences for the study of valve anatomy.

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