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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 2 March 2015 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Aortic Sutureless Perceval Valve for Small Root in Concomitant Mitral Valve Replacement

Aortic Sutureless Perceval Valve for Small Root in Concomitant Mitral Valve Replacement

Stefano Moriggia1, Cinzia Trumello1, Nicola Buzzatti1, Giuseppe Iaci1, Giovanna Di Giannuario2, Ottavio Alfieri1

1Cardiothoracic Surgery Department and 2Echocardiography Unit, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy

Conventional valves have a sewing ring that reduces the effective orifice area for a given valve size. In patients with small aortic roots, the implantation of a stented conventional prosthesis can be very difficult or may lead to patient-prosthesis mismatch. In the case of the Sorin Perceval sutureless aortic valve, concomitant mitral valve replacement (MVR) is an exclusion criterion because the latter valve’s rigid ring may interfere with the self-expandable stent anchorage of the Sorin Perceval sutureless valve, or cause it to become distorted. The case is reported of very small, 77-year-old woman with severe aortic valve stenosis, severe mitral regurgitation and asymmetric hypertrophy of the left ventricle with systolic anterior motion. The patient underwent MVR and concomitant off-label implantation of the Sorin Perceval S sutureless valve due to the extremely small size of the aortic annulus. Echocardiography performed on completion of surgery, at discharge from hospital and at after a four-month follow up, documented a normal mitral prosthesis position and function, a normal aortic prosthesis position, and mild central regurgitation in both valves.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:187-189


Aortic Sutureless Perceval Valve for Small Root in Concomitant Mitral Valve Replacement

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