Stuck Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve--A New Entity? A Case Report


  • Rabin Gerrah
  • Mark Pappof
  • Vadim Shatz
  • Arthur Pollak
  • Dan Gilon



We describe herein a case of bioprosthetic valve malfunction, which closely imitates a stuck valve. Although the term "stuck" was used originally for the immovable mechanical valve leaflets, the echocardiographic manifestation of this malfunction is similar to those of a mechanical one. The clinical presentation of the stuck bioprosthesis is, however, far more benign than a stuck mechanical valve. Familiarity with this entity is important.


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Gerrah, R., Pappof, M., Shatz, V., Pollak, A., & Gilon, D. (2005). Stuck Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve--A New Entity? A Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 8(6), E447-E448.