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Mitral valve replacement in a patient with idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome and pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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PMID:  19120681     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome, a rarely seen systemic disease, may cause cardiac valvular lesions by eosinophilic infiltration. This report describes management of a 25-year-old woman with idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome, severe mitral stenosis, and pulmonary arterial hypertension. METHODS: The patient was presented with haemoptysia and dyspnea on exertion. Echocardiography showed severe mitral stenosis and pulmonary arterial hypertension. RESULTS: After hematological stabilization, she underwent mitral valve replacement using a No. 27 bovine pericardial valve. In the intensive care unit she had a pulmonary hypertensive crisis, which ameliorated gradually with sedation and nitroglycerin. She was extubated and discharged on the second and seventh days, respectively. CONCLUSION: Surgical experience for the patients with mitral dysfunction caused by idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome is limited. When mitral valve replacement is needed, the ideal type of prosthesis remains unclear and the presence of pulmonary arterial hypertension further complicates the management. We think that bioprosthetic valves would be the appropriate choice in eosinophilic mitral dysfunction requiring valve replacement.
Ilker Kiris; Huseyin Okutan; Tulay Peker; Suleyman M Aslan; Mehmet Sahin; Sema Bircan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-05     Completed Date:  2009-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Suleyman Demirel University Medical School, Isparta, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Hypereosinophilic Syndrome / complications*,  surgery
Hypertension, Pulmonary / complications*,  surgery
Mitral Valve Stenosis / etiology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography

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