Pannus Formation Leads to Valve Malfunction in the Tricuspid Position 19 Years after Triple Valve Replacement

  • Ebraham Alskaf Department of Cardiology, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes
  • Hannah McConkey Department of Cardiology, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes
  • Nabila Laskar Department of Cardiology, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes
  • Attila Kardos Department of Cardiology, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes

Abstract

The Medtronic ATS Open Pivot mechanical valve has been successfully used in heart valve surgery for more than two decades. We present the case of a patient who, 19 years following a tricuspid valve replacement with an ATS prosthesis as part of a triple valve operation following infective endocarditis, developed severe tricuspid regurgitation due to pannus formation.

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Published
2016-06-20
How to Cite
Alskaf, E., McConkey, H., Laskar, N., & Kardos, A. (2016). Pannus Formation Leads to Valve Malfunction in the Tricuspid Position 19 Years after Triple Valve Replacement. The Heart Surgery Forum, 19(3), E116-E117. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1513
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