Japanese Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery Vol43,No3

A Case of Unique Prosthetic Valve Dysfunction with Rheumatic Valvular Disease

Koji SatoKazuyoshi SatoMasatoshi Motohashi
Kazuaki Ishihara and Kouhei Kawazoe

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hakodate Central Hospital, Hakodate, Japan, Department of Children’s Cardiovascular Surgery, Matsudo Municipal Hospital, Matsudo, Japan, and Cardiovascular Center, Takii Hospital, Kansai Medical University, Takii, Japan)

An 85 year-old woman underwent mitral valve replacement with Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT(CEP)at the age of 72 because of rheumatic mitral stenosis. Thirteen years after its implantation, prosthetic valve dysfunction developed increasingly severe aortic valve stenosis and she underwent double valve replacement. Prolapse was found in one leaflet of the explanted CEP valve, while neither visible calcification nor tear was detected.


Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 43:150-153(2014)

Keywords:Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT(CEP);CEP valve;prosthetic valve dysfunction;structural valve dysfunction(SVD);rheumatic valvular disease;reoperation

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