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[Acute spontaneous failure of a Carpentier-Edwards porcine mitral valve].

Authors
  • Tota, Antonio
  • Carbone, Carmine
  • Caldarola, Pasquale
Type
Published Article
Journal
Giornale italiano di cardiologia (2006)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2010
Volume
11
Issue
10
Pages
789–791
Identifiers
PMID: 21246783
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe the case of a 74-year-old patient with structural valve deterioration of a Carpentier-Edwards porcine mitral valve. He was referred to our institution for a murmur noted about 1 week before. Transthoracic echocardiography showed the presence of severe mitral regurgitation, without disclosing the mechanism of failure. A tear cusp was identified with transesophageal echocardiography that resulted in a lack of coaptation of the leaflets causing mitral insufficiency. The diagnosis was confirmed at surgery.

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