"BioGlue" as a possible cause of acute blocked mechanical mitral valve leaflet

Y. Shapira, E. Raanani, A. Sagie

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Abstract

A young patient with aortic and mitral valve infective endocarditis and advanced destruction of the surrounding tissues underwent a complex reconstructive surgery, including double valve replacement, reconstruction of aortic-mitral continuity and ascending aorta. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography revealed a blocked mitral leaflet, which was released by valve cleaning and reorientation. The application of biological glue may be a key point for this complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-583
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume47
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2006

Keywords

  • Echocardiography
  • Glue, biologic
  • Heart valve, mechanical
  • Postoperative complications

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