Mechanical aortic valve-on-valve replacement in previous Bentall procedure: an alternate technique

Imthiaz Manoly, Monica Krishnan, J Andreas Hoschtitzky, Ragheb Hasan

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Abstract

Acute aortic valve regurgitation due to thrombosed prosthetic valve can present as a surgical emergency. This article reports a successful and unusual management of a young pregnant female patient who presented with acute aortic valve regurgitation due to a thrombosed mechanical aortic valve. As the patient had previous multiple cardiac surgeries, the options were limited for repeat aortic valve or aortic root replacement. The patient had caesarean section followed by implantation of a mechanical valve-on-valve in a previously placed composite valved conduit. This technique may be useful for reoperative valve replacement in the setting of a prior mechanical Bentall patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e77-9
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume98
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2014

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aortic Valve
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular
  • Reoperation
  • Thrombosis
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

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