A tale of two valves
Keating VP, Khandheria BK. A tale of two valves. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012 Jan;13(1):E1.
We present two cases involving elevated gradients across mechanical cardiac valves. Provided images show decreased disc mobility and eventual operative findings. A brief discussion underlines the importance of recognizing pannus as a common aetiology for valve dysfunction.