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Aortic Stenosis

From this 4 chamber view it is clear that the heart is abnormal. Whereas the aortic valve should normally be widely patent with visible leaflet motion the valve looks very narrow, and the leaflet motion is barely visible.

Such gross anatomical defects are often not isolated - in this case the arch view demonstrates that the entire ascending aorta is hypoplastic.

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Contributors: Dr Alan Groves & Govindpal S Kooner