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PressureWire for comprehensive hemodynamic assessment in a patient with mechanical aortic and mitral valves.
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PMID:  21041854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
This is a case of a 65-year-old male with history of double mechanical valve implantation (aortic and mitral) who presented with symptoms of severe volume overload either related to cardiac disease or underlying cirrhosis. The precise etiology could not be determined by clinical examination and noninvasive diagnostic tests. A cardiac catheterization was deemed necessary to better clarify the diagnosis. Because of the presence of double mechanical valves, crossing the valves with a pigtail catheter and the 0.035-inch wire is contraindicated, traditionally necessitating transapical left ventricular puncture. The pressure wire is an intracoronary wire with a transducer affixed to its distal portion which is indicated for fractional flow reserve determination. We decided to use it in our patient as an off-label indication to cross the mechanical aortic valve safely and record all necessary hemodynamic measurements. Figures are shown of the comparisons between different intracardiac chambers in order to arrive at a final diagnosis without transapical puncture.
Rami N Khouzam; David Choi; Srihari S Naidu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1557-2501     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  555-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Winthrop University Hospital, Mineola, NY 11501, USA.
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