Quadricuspid Aortic Valve
After a transient ischemic attack, this 68-year-old patient was referred for transesophageal echocardiography to look for a possible cardiac source of embolization. There were no heart murmurs. Transesophageal echocardiography was unremarkable except for the incidental finding of a quadricuspid aortic valve (Figure⇓). Doppler studies demonstrated minimal aortic regurgitation and no stenosis. There was no evidence of any other congenital anomaly. The pulmonary artery and valve were normal (no truncus arteriosus).
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