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03 October 2016 : Case report  Germany

Valve-in-Valve Replacement Using a Sutureless Aortic Valve

Unusual setting of medical care, Rare disease, Educational Purpose (only if useful for a systematic review or synthesis)

Pascal M. DohmenABCDEFG, Lukas LehmkuhlBDE, Michael A. BorgerDEF, Martin MisfeldDE, Friedrich W. MohrDE

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.899374

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:699-702

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We present a unique case of a 61-year-old female patient with homograft deterioration after redo surgery for prosthetic valve endocarditis with root abscess.

CASE REPORT: The first operation was performed for type A dissection with root, arch, and elephant trunk replacement of the thoracic aorta. The present re-redo surgery was performed as valve-in-valve with a sutureless aortic bioprosthesis. The postoperative course was uneventful and the patient was discharged on day 6.

CONCLUSIONS: The current case report demonstrates that sutureless bioprostheses are an attractive option for surgical valve-in-valve procedures, which can reduce morbidity and mortality.

Keywords: Aortic Valve, Aortic Valve Stenosis, Cardiac Surgical Procedures

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923