Figure 48a

Echocardiogram from a patient with an aortic valve vegetation (infected mass of fibrin, blood cells, platelets, etc., as a result of a blood stream infection).
A. Two-dimensional parasternal long-axis view shows a very dense, nodular structure (arrow v) that represents a large vegetation. This diastolic frame shows the vegetation projecting into the left ventricle (LV).
B. M-mode study shows a shaggy, dense structure in diastole (arrow v) that represents the aortic valve vegetation. Ao, aorta; LA, left atrium; RV, right ventricle.

J.M. Felner M.D., R.P. Martin M.D., The Echocardiogram, The Hurst's The Heart, 8th ed., p 407. (modified)