Stuck bioprosthetic aortic valve--a new entity? A case report.

Rabin Gerrah, Mark Pappof, Vadim Shatz, Arthur Pollak, Dan Gilon

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Abstract

We describe herein a case of bioprosthetic valve malfunction, which closely imitates a stuck valve. Although the term "stuck" was used originally for the immovable mechanical valve leaflets, the echocardiographic manifestation of this malfunction is similar to those of a mechanical one. The clinical presentation of the stuck bioprosthesis is, however, far more benign than a stuck mechanical valve. Familiarity with this entity is important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E447-448
JournalThe heart surgery forum
Volume8
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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