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Video 46-1D. Transthoracic Echocardiographic Images of a 9-Year-Old Girl with First Episode of Acute Rheumatic Fever.

From: Harrison's Infectious Diseases, 3e

Images demonstrate the typical echocardiographic findings of acute rheumatic carditis. The valve leaflets are relatively thin and highly mobile. The failure of coaptation of the mitral valve leaflets is the result of chordal elongation and annular dilatation. The mitral valve regurgitation is moderate with a typical posterolaterally directed regurgitant jet of rheumatic carditis. D. Acute rheumatic carditis (parasternal long-axis view color Doppler echocardiogram).

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Author(s) Jonathan R. Carapetis
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