Emergency valve re-replacement for embolization of prosthetic mitral valve disc during catheterization procedure

Amit Pawale, Ahmed El-Eshmawi, Gilbert H.L. Tang, Sharif H. Ellozy, Anelechi C. Anyanwu*

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Abstract

A 47-year-old woman with a mechanical mitral valve underwent a catheter-based atrial fibrillation ablation procedure, which was complicated by the dislodgment and immediate embolization of one of the valve leaflets. Acute severe mitral regurgitation and cardiogenic shock developed, necessitating emergency reoperative mitral valve re-replacement. She subsequently underwent a successful staged retrieval of the embolized leaflet from the abdominal aorta.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1784-1787
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume95
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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