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Early changes in bioprosthetic heart valves following ventricular assist device implantation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17254647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heart valve bioprostheses can undergo early post-implantation changes, including pannus and thrombus, which may be hastened by the presence of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD). We report the case of a 21 year-old male who was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and severe aortic insufficiency, and had his aortic valve replaced with a #25 BioPhysio valve (currently in clinical trials--Edwards Life Sciences, Irvine, CA, USA). His symptoms of congestive heart failure continued to worsen, and he received a Novacor LVAD (WorldHeart, Oakland, CA, USA), and subsequently, an orthotopic heart transplantation. The relevant pathologies of the heart, BioPhysio valve (in place for 4.5 months), and Novacor device are presented.
Jagdish Butany; Shaun W Leong; Vivek Rao; Michael A Borger; Tirone E David; Kristopher S Cunningham; Loretta Daniel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2007-01-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  117     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-19     Completed Date:  2007-05-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e20-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / complications,  pathology,  therapy
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / complications,  pathology,  therapy
Device Removal
Equipment Failure Analysis
Heart Transplantation
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart-Assist Devices*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / complications,  pathology,  therapy
Prosthesis Implantation*

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