Surgical Treatment for Double Valve Stenosis Using the Coupling Valve Method

iDepartment of Surgery, Kochi Health Sciences Center, Kochi, Japanj

Sawaka Tanabe Kensuke Oue Shinji Kanemitsu
Hiroyuki Miyagawa Youichirou Miyake Manabu Okabe
A 44-year-old woman with dyspnea on effort was admitted. Aortic stenosis and mitral stenosis and pulmonary hypertension were diagnosed. She underwent surgical treatment for her aortic valve and mitral valve by enlarging the aortic and mitral valve ring and replacing them by modified coupling valve methods. The postoperative course was uneventful and she was discharged on the 21st postoperative day.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 38:193-196i2009j