BMJ Case Reports 2016; doi:10.1136/bcr-2016-216475

Rare cause of aortic regurgitation

  1. Sérgia Rocha
  1. Department of Cardiology, Hospital de Braga, Braga, Braga, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Dr Carina Arantes, arantescarina{at}
  • Accepted 20 July 2016
  • Published 3 August 2016


Quadricuspid aortic valve is a rare congenital anomaly with an estimated incidence of 0.008–1.46%.1 It is often detected incidentally at the time of surgery or at autopsy; however, with advances in imaging techniques the diagnosis is easier and also made earlier.2 ,3

We report the case of a 40-year-old man who was referred to our department for the evaluation of asymptomatic aortic regurgitation. He had history of hypertension and dyslipidaemia. On cardiac auscultation, a grade II/VI diastolic murmur was heard on the left …

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