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Traumatic rupture of Ionescu-Shiley aortic valve after the Heimlich maneuver.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3566475     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 74-year-old woman who had undergone aortic valve replacement with an Ionescu-Shiley bioprosthesis was evaluated and treated because aortic insufficiency developed after the application of the Heimlich maneuver. Pathologic examination of the explanted valve disclosed a cuspid perforation and an adjacent tear of a second cusp at its insertion into the valve strut. Patients with unexplained acute prosthetic insufficiency should be questioned as to whether the Heimlich maneuver has been previously performed.
C S Passik; D M Ackermann; J M Piehler; W D Edwards
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-19     Completed Date:  1987-05-19     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  469-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / therapy*
Aortic Valve
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Prosthesis Failure

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