A 33-year-old Caribbean woman, with a medical history of Crohn's disease, was admitted for acute heart failure (New York Heart Association class IV). Echocardiography showed a dilated left ventricle, low ejection fraction (30%), and a severe aortic regurgitation secondary to dilation of the aortic root.
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Published online: January 02, 2014
Accepted: December 21, 2013
Received: November 17, 2013
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