Entrapment of subvalvular mitral tissue causing intermittent failure of a St Jude mitral prosthesis

Francesco Agostini, Roger L. Click, Sharon L. Mulvagh, Martin D. Abel, Joseph A. Dearani

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Abstract

Frequently portions of the mitral valve and subvalvular apparatus are left intact during mitral valve replacement to help preserve left ventricular function. We describe a patient with paroxysmal congestive heart failure caused by intermittent entrapment of the subvalvular apparatus in the prosthesis, preventing complete valve closure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1121-1123
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume13
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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