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You are here: Contents > 2018 > Volume 27 Number 1 January 2018 > CASE REPORTS > Double Valve Failure Due to Perceval Sutureless Aortic Valve Migration

Double Valve Failure Due to Perceval Sutureless Aortic Valve Migration

Michele Rossi1,3, Lucia Cristodoro1, Devotini Roger1, Virgilio Pennisi2, Giuseppe Pisano1, Pasquale Fratto1

1Cardiac Surgery Unit, Heart Center, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano ‘Bianchi-Melacrino-Morelli’, Reggio Calabria, Italy
2Cardiology Unit, Heart Center, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano ‘Bianchi-Melacrino-Morelli’, Reggio Calabria, Italy
3Electronic correspondence: michele.r@libero.i
A 76-year-old woman was admitted to the authors’ hospital with pulmonary edema five months after the successful implantation of a Perceval sutureless aortic valve (Sorin Group Srl, Saluggia, Italy). Both echocardiography and computed tomography scanning demonstrated migration of the aortic valve into the left ventricle, causing severe aortic and mitral (secondary) insufficiency. Following heart team discussions, the sutureless valve was replaced with a standard
bioprosthesis (Perimount, Magna Ease; Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California, USA) with spontaneous restoration of native mitral valve competence. The present case is the first of a new presentation of early Perceval sutureless aortic valve proximal migration, and highlights the importance of careful preoperative assessment and regular postoperative follow up after sutureless aortic valve implantation.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2018;27:124-126


Double Valve Failure Due to Perceval Sutureless Aortic Valve Migration

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