Pannus-related prosthetic valve dysfunction and life-threatening aortic regurgitation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Prosthetic valve dysfunction is a rare but life-threatening condition. A 66-year-old woman presented with shock 15 years after aortic valve replacement with a tilting-disc valve. Imaging demonstrated severe aortic insufficiency and a fixed-open prosthetic valve. Reoperation revealed pannus ingrowth from the aortic aspect, resulting in immobility of the occluder. A bioprosthetic valve was installed and the patient recovered uneventfully. The diagnosis and surgical management of this problem are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mullenix, PS; Parsa, CJ; Mackensen, GB; Jollis, JG; Harrison, JK; Hughes, GC

Published Date

  • November 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 666 - 669

PubMed ID

  • 19137799

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0966-8519


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England