Expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (e-PTFE) sutures have been used with increasing frequency to replace chordae tendineae in mitral valves prolapsing because of myxoid change. A case is reported where fibrosis and calcification of the endocardial overgrowth covering the synthetic chordae led to severe mitral regurgitation 7 years after plastic repair and required mechanical prosthetic valve implantation.
- Cardiac pathology
- Mitral valve
- Plastic repair
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine