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Aortic homograft and mitral valve repair in a patient with Werner's syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8179407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a 66-year-old man suffering from Werner's syndrome (adult progeria); he presented with several cardiac disorders, including coronary artery disease, aortic stenosis, and mitral regurgitation, mainly due to calcific deposits in the mitral annulus and the aortic cusps. Treatment consisted of mitral repair, homograft replacement of the aortic valve, and coronary artery bypass grafting. Avoidance of prosthetic material because of chronic infectious skin ulcers constituted the main goal of the operation.
T Carrel; M Pasic; T Tkebuchava; J Turina; R Jenni; M I Turina
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-08     Completed Date:  1994-06-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1319-20     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, University Hospital, Zürich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / transplantation*
Heart Valve Diseases / complications,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis / contraindications
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Werner Syndrome / complications*,  surgery

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