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Prosthetic aortic valve stenosis in end-stage renal failure.
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PMID:  21647316     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Although renal failure is one of the known comorbidities associated with rapid progression of aortic stenosis, it is unclear whether hemodialysis alters the progression of prosthetic aortic valve stenosis. We describe a 79-year-old female who underwent bioprosthetic aortic valve replacement 8 years ago with stable prosthetic valve area for the initial 6 years. In the last two years, coinciding with the initiation of maintenance hemodialysis, she developed progressive prosthetic valve stenosis to the point of clinical decompensation. She underwent a second prosthetic aortic valve replacement with symptom resolution. This case suggests that circulating milieu in end-stage renal failure and dialysis can accelerate the progression of prosthetic aortic valve stenosis. More frequent clinical followup and surveillance echocardiogram for dialysis patients with bioprosthetic aortic valve may facilitate timely management of valvular stenosis.
Michael Mao; Mirelle El Ters; Sunil Mankad; Mira Keddis; Soon Park; Qi Qian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-04-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of nephrology     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  2090-2158     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Nephrol     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-07     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2011-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101546753     Medline TA:  Int J Nephrol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  386368     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55902, USA.
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