A drastic complex atheromatous aorta A case report

  • Ivano Bonadei | enrico.vizzardi@tin.it Department of medical and surgical, Radiological Sciences and Public Health specialties, Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Brescia, Italy.
  • Enrico Vizzardi Department of medical and surgical, Radiological Sciences and Public Health specialties, Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Brescia, Italy.
  • Antonio D’Aloia Department of medical and surgical, Radiological Sciences and Public Health specialties, Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Brescia, Italy.
  • Edoardo Sciatti Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Surgical Clinic, University of Brescia, Italy.
  • Edoardo Cervi Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Surgical Clinic, University of Brescia, Italy.
  • Stefano Bonardelli Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Surgical Clinic, University of Brescia, Italy.
  • Marco Metra Department of medical and surgical, Radiological Sciences and Public Health specialties, Section of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Brescia, Italy.
  • Stefano Maria Giulini Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Surgical Clinic, University of Brescia, Italy.

Abstract

Aortic atherosclerosis is the most common disease of the aorta. More than 50% of the plaques thicker than 4 mm are located along the descending aorta. The complex morphology of the plaque, such as ulceration or the presence of thrombi, is associated with increased embolic risk. The increasing use of transesophageal echocardiogram has enhanced the recognition of aortic atheromas. We describe a case of a male patient with complex atherosclerotic disease involving the coronary vessels and descending aortic tract with some embolic complications.

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2015-11-25
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Keywords:
aortic stenosis, thrombus, atherosclerosis
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Bonadei, I., Vizzardi, E., D’Aloia, A., Sciatti, E., Cervi, E., Bonardelli, S., Metra, M., & Giulini, S. M. (2015). A drastic complex atheromatous aorta A case report. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, 80(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2013.92