Journal of Heart and Cardiology
Stuck Mitral Bio-Prosthetic Valve
Department of Cardiology, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai, India
Suma M. Victor, DNB., Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Madras Medical Mission, 4A, J.J. Nagar, Mogappair, Chennai – 600 037, India, Tel: 91 44 26565961; Fax: 91 44 26565859; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anand Gnanaraj, et al. ‘Stuck’ Mitral Bio-Prosthetic Valve. (2016) J Heart Cardiol 2(2): 56-58.
© 2016 Suma M Victor. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsBio-prosthetic valve; Stuck valve; Bio-prosthetic valve thrombosis
Early valve thrombosis (within one year) in patients with bio-prosthetic valves is extremely rare. This particular patient presented within one year after mitral valve replacement with a picture suggestive of subacute valve thrombosis. The valve showed narrowing of the effective orifice with thrombus and pannus formation.