Early Clinical Outcome of Mitral Valve Replacement Using a Newly Designed Stentless Mitral Valve for Failure of Initial Mitral Valve Repair

  • Hidefumi Nishida Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo
  • Hitoshi Kasegawa Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo
  • Hajime Kin Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo
  • Shuichiro Takanashi Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo

Abstract

Here we report the early outcome of mitral valve replacement using a newly designed stentless mitral valve for failure of initial mitral valve repair. Mitral valve plasty (MVP) for mitral regurgitation is currently a standard technique performed worldwide. However, whether mitral valve repair should be performed for patients with advanced leaflet damage or complicated pathology remains controversial. Mitral valve replacement might be feasible for patients who have undergone failed initial MVP; however, it is not an optimal treatment because of poor valve durability and the need for anticoagulative therapy. We report two cases of successful mitral valve replacement using a newly designed stentless mitral valve made of fresh autologous pericardium, which may have a potential benefit over mitral valve repair or mitral valve replacement with a mechanical or bioprosthetic valve.

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Published
2016-12-21
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