Scientific article
Case report
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Early failure secondary to noncoronary leaflet prolapse in a stentless aortic bioprosthesis

Published inTexas Heart Institute journal, vol. 39, no. 5, p. 676-679
Publication date2012

Structural degeneration is an important long-term disadvantage of biologic prostheses. However, early failure of these prostheses is uncommon and is usually caused by rapid calcification. We report the successful management of a rare case of early failure of a stentless aortic bioprosthesis (within 4 months of implantation). The patient presented with severe noncalcific aortic regurgitation secondary to prolapse of the noncoronary leaflet. In consideration of the acute nature of failure in this new-generation bioprosthesis and its unclear cause, we believe that this report, albeit of a single case, warrants some attention.

  • Aged
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency/diagnosis/etiology/surgery
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis/surgery
  • Aortography
  • Bioprosthesis
  • Echocardiography, Doppler, Color
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation/adverse effects/instrumentation
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Reoperation
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Failure
Citation (ISO format)
CHERIAN, Sanjay et al. Early failure secondary to noncoronary leaflet prolapse in a stentless aortic bioprosthesis. In: Texas Heart Institute journal, 2012, vol. 39, n° 5, p. 676–679.
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ISSN of the journal0730-2347

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