Images by Genevieve Carbonatto
Parasternal long axis of left ventricle (PLAX) showing that the aortic valve closure is eccentric. Closes more towards the right coronary sinus than in the centre of the aortic root.
Drawing of the eccentric closure of the aortic valve
Parasternal long axis of the left ventricle with colour flow across the aortic valve demonstrating a mild, very eccentric jet of aortic regurgitation, (AR) into the LV during diastole.
Parasternal short axis at the level of the aortic valve. Notice that the diagnosis of bicuspid aortic valve is made during systole when the valve is open. It doesn’t open like a triangle but like an aussie rules football.
Parasternal short axis at the level of the aortic valve with colour across the valve again showing the very eccentric jet of mild AR.
Parasternal short axis at the level of the mitral valve.