Beating mitral valve replacement was performed for mitral valve stenosis in a patient with a porcelain aorta after aortic valve replacement. The 77-year-old patient had developed heart failure several times. A chest computed tomographic scan revealed severe calcification on the ascending aorta and aortic arch. A cardiopulmonary bypass was established by bicaval drainage and aortic return after epiaortic echographic evaluation of the ascending aorta. The mitral valve was successfully replaced under a beating heart.
|Number of pages
|Japanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
|Published - 10-2004
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine