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Complementary assessment of aortic bioprosthetic dysfunction using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography

Item Type:Article
Title:Complementary assessment of aortic bioprosthetic dysfunction using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography
Creators Name:von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, F. and Roettgen, R. and Schulz-Menger, J.
Abstract:The case is reported of a 28-year-old subject with a bioprosthesis (Shelhigh 31) in the aortic position, with symptoms of heart failure and possible prosthetic dysfunction. As the echocardiographic interrogation remained inconclusive, the patient underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging, which revealed an impaired movement of the non-coronary cusp. In addition, computed tomography (CT) demonstrated severe calcification of the immobile prosthetic component. Hence, in selected patients, both CMR and CT can be used as complementary tools to evaluate the dysfunction and pathology of heart valve bioprostheses.
Keywords:Aortic Valve, Bioprosthesis, Calcinosis, Cardiovascular Agents, Combination Drug Therapy, Heart Failure, Heart Function Tests, Heart Valve Prosthesis, Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Postoperative Complications, Prosthesis Failure, Stroke Volume, Treatment Outcome, Ventricular Remodeling, X-Ray Computed Tomography
Source:Journal of Heart Valve Disease
ISSN:0966-8519
Publisher:ICR Publishers (U.K.)
Volume:21
Number:1
Page Range:20-22
Date:January 2012
Official Publication:http://www.icr-heart.com/?cid=2546
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