Retrograde (atrial) dislodgement of a Cross-jones mitral valve occluder

A. Schachner, B. Vidne, M. J. Levy

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Fatal atrial dislodgement of a lenticular disc occurred seven years after surgery in a 54-year-old patient, who had had a mitral valve replacement with a Cross-Jones prosthesis, for ruptured chordae tendinae. A marked distortion of the titanium ring reinforced silicone rubber lens disc due to material wear was the cause of this complication. From the literature available to us, atrial dislodgement of a prosthetic mitral occluder has not been previously recorded. We therefore intend to recommend elective replacement of the Cross-Jones prosthesis in all patients who have had their artificial valve functioning for more than five years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)263-265
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Cardiovascular Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1979


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