Non infective severe aortic paravalvular leakage 7 years after surgery: The role of suture technique

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We report a case of redo aortic prosthesis replacement for a severe paravalvular leak (PVL) in a man operated with continuous suture technique 7 years earlier. The severe aortic regurgitation was due to the rupture of the suture. In spite of operations to replace malfunctioning heart valves are common procedures and performed all over the world from more than 50 years, there is still an open debate about the most suitable suture technique. In this case report, we'll discuss if the suture technique has a role in preventing or leading complications as severe PVL.

Original languageEnglish
Article number10
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 23 2011



  • Aortic valve replacement paravalvular Leakage
  • Suture technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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