Rupture of the atrioventricular (AV) groove is the Achilles’ heel of mitral valve replacement, and it has been associated with high rates of mortality. Here, we report successful management of a type 1 AV groove disruption using a modified Cabrol shunt to the right atrium in a patient with a severely calcified mitral annulus.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine