Mitral Valve Replacement Adopting Chimney Technique in Mitral Insufficiency And Extensive Mitral Annular Calcification: A Case Report

Chimney Technique in Extensive Mitral Annular Calcification

Authors

  • Jianrui Ma, MS Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China
  • Tong Tan, MS Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China
  • Xiaohua Li, MD, PhD Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China
  • Jiaoyang Li, MD, PhD Ultrasound Department, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China
  • Zhen Zhang, MD, PhD Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China
  • Haiyun Yuan, MD, PhD Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Guangdong Cardiovascular Institute, Guangdong Provincial People's Hospital, Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.5015

Keywords:

mitral annular calcification, mitral insufficiency, chimney technique

Abstract

Extensive and serious mitral annular calcification represents a troublesome obstacle in intracardiac mitral valve replacement due to time-consuming requirements and the potential of decalcification-associated complications. We report the case of a high-risk patient with extremely severe mitral insufficiency and difficult-to-debride annular calcification who received mitral replacement using a chimney technique. This approach enabled not only the minimization of mitral calcification debridement but also the reduction of surgery time. Consequently, the surgery was successful with a great postoperative outcome. Thus, this technique is a safe and feasible option to deal with intractable mitral annular calcification during mitral valve surgery.

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Published

2022-10-12

How to Cite

Ma, J., tan, tong, Li, X., Li, J., Zhang, Z., & Yuan, H. (2022). Mitral Valve Replacement Adopting Chimney Technique in Mitral Insufficiency And Extensive Mitral Annular Calcification: A Case Report: Chimney Technique in Extensive Mitral Annular Calcification. The Heart Surgery Forum, 25(5), E718-E720. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.5015

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