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Traumatic dehiscence of Medtronic Freestyle stentless bioprosthesis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18640350     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of deceleration injury causing traumatic dehiscence of a Medtronic Freestyle aortic bioprosthesis (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN) in a 70-year-old patient 5 years after a total root reconstruction. The patient presented with progressive exertional dyspnea 6 months after a significant impact during a hockey game. Intraoperatively, there was a posterior dehiscence of the proximal suture line and almost complete tear of the left coronary leaflet. At reoperation, the patient underwent reconstruction of the aortic root and Bentall procedure with a size 23 mechanical aortic valved conduit.
Turki Albacker; Adil Al Kindi; Benoit de Varennes
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  86     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-21     Completed Date:  2008-09-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  643-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiac Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, False / etiology
Aorta / pathology
Aortic Aneurysm / etiology
Aortic Valve*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery
Dyspnea / etiology
Equipment Failure Analysis
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods
Hockey / injuries
Prosthesis Design
Prosthesis Failure*
Stress, Mechanical
Suture Techniques

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