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Published online: 2009-03-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Echocardiogram of the month
Periannular leak after mitral annuloplasty – two case reports

Ireneusz Jedliński, Małgorzata Duszyńska, Jan Wojna, Mariusz Kulczak, Ryszard Kalawski, Marek Słomczyński
Kardiol Pol 2009;67(3):322-325.

open access

Vol 67, No 3 (2009)
Other
Published online: 2009-03-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Mitral valve annuloplasty is frequently performed because of favourable postoperative quality of life, and improved cardiac function. The Carpentier-Edwards mitral annuloplasty ring is implanted to correct annular dilatation, improve cooptation of the valve leaflets and prevent further annular dilatation. We present two cases of mitral annuloplasty complication in the form ring detachment leading to haemolytic anaemia in the first case.

Abstract

Mitral valve annuloplasty is frequently performed because of favourable postoperative quality of life, and improved cardiac function. The Carpentier-Edwards mitral annuloplasty ring is implanted to correct annular dilatation, improve cooptation of the valve leaflets and prevent further annular dilatation. We present two cases of mitral annuloplasty complication in the form ring detachment leading to haemolytic anaemia in the first case.
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Keywords

periannular leak; mitral annuloplasty; haemolytic anaemia

About this article
Title

Echocardiogram of the month
Periannular leak after mitral annuloplasty – two case reports

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 67, No 3 (2009)

Pages

322-325

Published online

2009-03-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2009;67(3):322-325.

Keywords

periannular leak
mitral annuloplasty
haemolytic anaemia

Authors

Ireneusz Jedliński
Małgorzata Duszyńska
Jan Wojna
Mariusz Kulczak
Ryszard Kalawski
Marek Słomczyński

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