Beating mitral valve replacement for a patient with porcelain aorta

Masashi Toyama, Akihiko Usui, Hiroomi Murayama, Masaharu Yoshikawa, Yuichi Ueda

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)488-490
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 10-2004
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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