Aortic Valve Replacement for a Patient with Left Main Coronary Artery Stenting

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Science, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto, Japan)

Hisashi Sakaguchi Toshiharu Sassa Shuji Moriyama
Takashi Yoshinaga Ken Okamoto Ryuji Kunitomo
Michio Kawasuji
We report a case of aortic valve replacement using a bioprosthesis after coronary artery stenting in the left coronary main trunk of a 76-year-old man with symptoms of heart failure. Pre-operation studies revealed severe aortic valve regurgitation and that the left main coronary stent protruded into the aorta. Cardiac arrest was obtained with retrograde cardioplegia. Careful observation was made to avoid injury to the aortic bioprosthesis. The postoperative course was uneventful and cardiac echo graphy showed good function of the aortic valve.
  Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 41:103-106(2012)

Keywords:aortic valve replacement left main trunk, percutaneous coronary intervention