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Recurrent aortic valve prosthesis dehiscence secondary to aortoarteritis: three case reports and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8894780     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report three young Chinese male patients who underwent aortic valve replacement for severe aortic regurgitation of subacute onset, complicated by recurrent dehiscence of the aortic valve prosthesis, due to aortitis. One of the three patients underwent aortic valve replacement three times and progression of the prosthesis dehiscence was arrested with the use of corticosteroids. A review of the literature on the prognosis and treatment of aortoarteritis with particular reference to the management of recurrent valvular dehiscence is discussed.
E M Chau; K L Cheung; K H Fu; J W Lee
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-04     Completed Date:  1997-02-04     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Grantham Hospital, 125 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Aortic Valve*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / etiology,  surgery
Aortitis / complications*,  drug therapy,  physiopathology
Arteritis / complications*,  drug therapy,  physiopathology
Disease Progression
Glucocorticoids / therapeutic use
Heart Valve Prosthesis / adverse effects*
Prednisolone / therapeutic use
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / drug therapy,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0/Glucocorticoids; 50-24-8/Prednisolone

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