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Vol 68, No 3 (2010)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2010-04-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Heart valves after 22 years – good long-term function of aortic homograft, advanced impairment in function of atrioventricular valves

Błażej Michalski, Łukasz Chrzanowski, Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła, Jarosław D. Kasprzak
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(3):343-346.

open access

Vol 68, No 3 (2010)
Echokardiogram miesiąca
Published online: 2010-04-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

We report a case of a 61-year-old female patient with a history of aortic valve replacement, who was admitted to our hospital with symptoms and signs of decompensated heart failure (NYHA class III). Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed mitral valve and tricuspid valve regurgitation (III grade) with normal function of aortic valve homograft implanted 22 years ago. The patient underwent cardiosurgical mitral valve replacement and tricuspid valve annuloplasty with very good result. An aortic valve homograft may be the best alternative to a mechanical valves for a young female patients.

Abstract

We report a case of a 61-year-old female patient with a history of aortic valve replacement, who was admitted to our hospital with symptoms and signs of decompensated heart failure (NYHA class III). Transthoracic echocardiogram revealed mitral valve and tricuspid valve regurgitation (III grade) with normal function of aortic valve homograft implanted 22 years ago. The patient underwent cardiosurgical mitral valve replacement and tricuspid valve annuloplasty with very good result. An aortic valve homograft may be the best alternative to a mechanical valves for a young female patients.
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Keywords

aortic homograft; mitral valve replacement; tricuspid valvuloplasty

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Title

Heart valves after 22 years – good long-term function of aortic homograft, advanced impairment in function of atrioventricular valves

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 3 (2010)

Pages

343-346

Published online

2010-04-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(3):343-346.

Keywords

aortic homograft
mitral valve replacement
tricuspid valvuloplasty

Authors

Błażej Michalski
Łukasz Chrzanowski
Maria Krzemińska-Pakuła
Jarosław D. Kasprzak

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