Long-term histologic features of synthetic chordal replacement for mitral valve repair: A case report

Cira R T Di Gioia, Gianluca Brancaccio, Riccardo Sinatra, Pietro Gallo

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-89
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular Pathology
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Keywords

  • Cardiac pathology
  • e-PTFE
  • Mitral valve
  • Plastic repair

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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