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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 2 March 2015 > REPLACEMENT VALVE EVALUATION > Aortic Sutureless Bioprosthesis Implantation Following Degeneration of a SOLO Stentless Valve

Aortic Sutureless Bioprosthesis Implantation Following Degeneration of a SOLO Stentless Valve

Marco Vola1, Antoine Gerbay2, Salvatore Campisi1, Claire Thulane2, Jean-François Fuzellier1

1Cardiac Surgery Unit and 2Cardiology Unit, Cardiovascular Department, University Hospital, St.-Etienne, France

A case is presented of the early degeneration of a 21 mm SOLO stentless valve concomitant with severe mitral regurgitation (MR). Transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation was considered in this high-risk case (logistic EuroSCORE 29.3%), but was dismissed because of the risk of coronary occlusion, an absence of visual landmarks, and the impossibility to treat the MR. Following the implantation of a 27 mm Medtronic Hancock II mitral bioprosthesis, the leaflets of the SOLO valve were removed, and a 19 mm 3f Enable sutureless bioprosthesis delivered into the remaining sewing belt of the stentless valve. The total cross-clamp time was 64 min. No aortic paravalvular leakage was detected at discharge and early follow up (four months); the mean and peak transvalvular aortic gradients were 13 and 23 mmHg, respectively, and the left ventricular ejection fraction 60%. A sutureless strategy simplified the management of this high-risk case.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:214-216


Aortic Sutureless Bioprosthesis Implantation Following Degeneration of a SOLO Stentless Valve

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