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Biological Mitral Valve Prosthesis in a Patient Supported With a Permanent Left Ventricle Assist Device.
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PMID:  21904195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Mitral valve pathology, especially status postvalve replacement (biological or mechanical), remains challenging in patients suffering from end-stage heart failure and undergoing left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement due to several factors (potential source for thromboembolic complications, risk for structural deterioration of the biological prosthesis leading to stenosis, and inadequate LVAD preload). We report a case of long-term LVAD support in a patient with a previously implanted biological mitral valve prosthesis. During LVAD insertion, the valve was left in place, and it functioned well until the death of the patient 3 years later. The patient remained free of any valve-related complications.
Martin Schweiger; Alexander Stepanenko; Juliane Vierecke; Thorsten Drews; Evgenij Potapov; Roland Hetzer; Thomas Krabatsch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-9-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  ASAIO journal (American Society for Artificial Internal Organs : 1992)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-943X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
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Created Date:  2011-9-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204109     Medline TA:  ASAIO J     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Deutsches Herzzentrum German Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, D-13353 Berlin, Germany.
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