Acute LVOT Obstruction with a Carbomedics Mechanical Valve Prosthesis

Said Alsidawi, David L. Joyce, Joseph F. Malouf, Vuyisile T. Nkomo

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A 62-year-old female with severe symptomatic rheumatic mitral stenosis was referred for mitral valve replacement. A 27-mm Carbomedics mechanical mitral valve was placed using everting sutures. As the patient was weaned off cardiopulmonary bypass, she became hemodynamically unstable. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram revealed a significant drop in left ventricular function along with severe LVOT obstruction. The Carbomedics prosthesis was replaced by a 27-mm St. Jude mechanical valve using noneverting sutures which relieved the LVOT obstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-379
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of cardiac surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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