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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 5 September 2013 > MISCELLANEOUS > An Old Mitral Homograft in the Tricuspid Position

An Old Mitral Homograft in the Tricuspid Position

Paula Campelos1, Juan F. Encalada1, José Ramírez2, José L. Pomar1, Carlos-A. Mestres1

Departments of 1Cardiovascular Surgery and 2Pathology, Hospital Clínico, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

The case is presented of a 55-year-old male implanted with a mitral valve homograft (MVH) in the tricuspid position. The MVH has remained in place for 21 years, but underwent repair during the 13th postoperative year. The

explant findings of this surgical anecdote are discussed, with emphasis placed on reoperation and late clinical events. The extreme long-term performance of this MVH was unexpected.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:732-734


An Old Mitral Homograft in the Tricuspid Position

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