Implantation of Transcatheter Aortic Prosthesis in 3 Patients With Mitral Annular Calcification

Heike Baumgarten, John J. Squiers, William T. Brinkman, J. Michael DiMaio, Ambarish Gopal, Michael J. Mack, Robert L. Smith

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Abstract

Mitral annular calcification (MAC) is a chronic degenerative process at the fibrous base of the mitral valve. It is a feared diagnosis in the context of mitral valve operations because of the risk of severe adverse events such as atrioventricular disruption, injury to the circumflex artery during debridement, and difficult placement of annular sutures. We report a series of 3 consecutive female patients with severe circular MAC who underwent successful mitral valve replacement through a lateral minithoracotomy with use of an inverted transcatheter aortic valve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e433-e435
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume102
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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