There is not yet agreement about the optimal size of the prostheses in aortic and mitral valve replacement with Manouguian's technique. In this technique, the aortic prosthetic valve can be pushed upon the mitral prosthesis which may cause dysfunction of the aortic prosthetic valve. The aim of this study was to clarify the size of the prostheses needed to avoid dysfunction of the aortic prosthetic valve. Three patients underwent aortic and mitral valve replacement through this procedure. Two of them had active aortic and mitral valve endocarditis. Aortomitral continuity involved with abscesses could be approached and completely excised using this technique. All patients survived the operation, but 1 of them suffered aortic mechanical valve dysfunction for the reason stated. Anatomical analysis of the geometrical relation of the 2 prosthetic valves suggests that the mitral annulus should be enlarged less than 25 mm to avoid dysfunction of the aortic prosthetic valve.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Medicine (miscellaneous)
- Biomedical Engineering