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Title: Pulmonary Homograft Endocarditis and Aortic Autograft Failure after Ross Procedure: A Double Stentless Bioprosthesis Approach
Authors: SMEETS, Christophe
Bertrand, Philippe
Spadaccio, Cristiano
Beran, Maud
Verhaert, David
Vandervoort, Pieter
DION, Robert
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: JOURNAL OF HEART VALVE DISEASE, 23 (3), p. 360-363
Abstract: The case is reported of a 38-year-old male patient with pulmonary homograft acute infective endocarditis and aortic root dilation that occurred 13 years after a Ross procedure for bicuspid aortic valve regurgitation. Aortic and pulmonary root replacements were performed, using a Freestyle stentless aortic root bioprosthesis in both cases, with excellent hemodynamics on postoperative echocardiography. In addition, preoperative systemic septic embolization had occurred despite an absence of left-sided endocarditis, presumably due to an intrapulmonary shunt. This case report demonstrates the feasibility of a double stentless bioprosthesis approach, and stresses the need to remain vigilant for septic embolization even in isolated right-sided endocarditis.
Notes: [Smeets, Christophe J. P.; Bertrand, Philippe B.; Vandervoort, Pieter M.] Hasselt Univ, Fac Med & Life Sci, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Bertrand, Philippe B.; Verhaert, David; Vandervoort, Pieter M.] Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Dept Cardiol, B-3600 Genk, Belgium. [Beran, Maud] Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, B-3600 Genk, Belgium. [Spadaccio, Cristiano; Gutermann, Herbert; Dion, Robert A.] Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Dept Cardiovasc Surg, B-3600 Genk, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18655
ISI #: 000349572900016
ISSN: 0966-8519
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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