Undiagnosed mitroflow bioprosthesis deformation causing early structural valve deterioration

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Abstract

Bioprosthesis are commonly used in the elderly population. Structural valve deterioration affects the long-term durability. We report an early deterioration of a Mitroflow valve caused by ring deformation and prosthetic leaflet rupture. The 69-years-old patient underwent successful redo surgery with excision of the bioprosthesis and placement of a mechanical valve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Nov 29 2017

Keywords

  • Bioprosthesis
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Redo surgery
  • Structural valve deterioration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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