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jet lesionsZahn-Schmincke pockets Cardiology Vegetations that develop where a regurgitant 'jet' of turbulent blood flow strikes the endocardium, causing fibrosis and roughening, typical of anomalies of blood flow from a high-to-low pressure region–eg, aortic stenosis or coarctation, mitral stenosis, VSD, or PDA, as occurs in rheumatic fever or congenital heart disease; roughened JLs may give rise to small emboli and produce cerebral thromboembolism
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