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Valve-in-Valve Replacement Using a Sutureless Aortic Valve

Pascal M. Dohmen, Lukas Lehmkuhl, Michael A. Borger, Martin Misfeld, Friedrich W. Mohr

(Department of Cardiac Surgery, Heart Centre Leipzig, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany)

Am J Case Rep 2016; 17:699-702

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.899374


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.

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