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You are here: Contents > 2018 > Volume 27 Number 2 March 2018 > CASE REPORTS > Reoperation for Perceval Stent Distortion Using Another Rapid Deployment Valve

Reoperation for Perceval Stent Distortion Using Another Rapid Deployment Valve

Anne-Kristin Schaefer1, Raphael Rosenhek2, Martin Andreas1, Günther Laufer1, Michael Wolzt3, Alfred Kocher1,4

1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
2Department of Internal Medicine II, Division of Cardiology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
3Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
4Electronic correspondence: alfred.kocher@meduniwien.ac.at

A 75-year-old female patient underwent aortic valve replacement (AVR) with a Perceval S bioprosthesis in the setting of root calcification. Appropriate position and deployment of the bioprosthesis were confirmed visually and using transesophageal echocardiography. On postoperative day 27, infolding of the bioprosthesis with elevated transvalvular pressure gradients and mild

paravalvular leakage was detected. Despite these findings the patient recovered well, but ultimately required reoperation 34 months later, at the age of 77 years, because of recurrent aortic stenosis and aggravating heart failure symptoms. She underwent re-AVR with a 19 mm Intuity Elite valve.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2018;27:206-209


Reoperation for Perceval Stent Distortion Using Another Rapid Deployment Valve

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