Fracture embolization of a Tekna mitral prosthesis: Case report

Citation
S. Jazayeri et al., Fracture embolization of a Tekna mitral prosthesis: Case report, J HEART V D, 10(2), 2001, pp. 219-221
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems
Journal title
JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE
ISSN journal
0966-8519 → ACNP
Volume
10
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
219 - 221
Database
ISI
SICI code
0966-8519(200103)10:2<219:FEOATM>2.0.ZU;2-U
Abstract
The modified Duromedics-Tekna bileaflet pyrolitic carbon mechanical prosthe sis was reintroduced by Baxter in 1990. This report details the first case of sudden leaflet fracture of a Tekna mitral valve five years after implant ation, which was managed successfully by replacement with a St. Jude Medica l mechanical prosthesis. The fracture had occurred transversely, with the f ragments embolizing to the terminal aortic bifurcation and the left common femoral artery. These were localized by computed tomography and removed two days after valve replacement.