Straddling endoventricular pericardial patch in mitral valve repair with the sliding leaflet technique

Vincenzo Arena, Alberto Repossini, Francesco Alamanni, Marco Berti, Gloria Tamborini, Marco Agrifoglio, Paolo Biglioli

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Abstract

Calcification of the mitral annulus is always a technical complication in mitral surgery and standard procedures are often difficult to perform; mitral valve replacement can be dangerous; with a high risk of perioperative heart rupture, and reconstructive surgery is often contraindicated. Nevertheless in this case of posterior leaflet prolapse with annular calcification valve repair was performed, after complete calcium debridement causing annulus disruption and atrio-ventricular discontinuity, by means of a straddling atrio-ventricular pericardial patch and the sliding leaflet technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-569
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart Valve Disease
Volume5
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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