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You are here: Contents > 2012 > Volume 21 Number 5 September 2012 > CASE REPORTS > Favorable Evolution of a 43-Year-Old Starr-Edwards Valve in the Tricuspid Position

Favorable Evolution of a 43-Year-Old Starr-Edwards Valve in the Tricuspid Position

Chadi Aludaat, Arnaud Gay, Amina Guetlin, Catherine Nafeh-Bizet, Jean-Paul Bessou, Fabien Doguet

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Rouen University Hospital, Rouen, Department of Cardiology, Les Feugrais Hospital, Saint Aubin-lès-Elbeuf, France

The durability of a Starr-Edwards valve implanted in the tricuspid position in 1967 to treat Ebstein’s disease with tricuspid valve regurgitation. At surgery, cardiac permanent pacing for postoperative complete atrioventricular block was achieved using a nuclear-powered pacemaker (NP). Although the 43rd year ofcardiologic follow up was free from complications,

the patient - a 74-year-old woman - suffered symptomatic mitral regurgitation and underwent a redo mitral valve replacement, during which the
Starr-Edwards valve and NP were left in place.


The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2012;21:679-681

Favorable Evolution of a 43-Year-Old Starr-Edwards Valve in the Tricuspid Position

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