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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Jun;46(3):212-5. doi: 10.5090/kjtcs.2013.46.3.212. Epub 2013 Jun 5.

Aortic valve replacement using balloon catheter for thoracic endovascular aortic repair to patient with calcified aorta.

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Korea.

Abstract

A 79-year-old man was admitted to Samsung Changwon Hospital due to chest pain and dyspnea. The ejection fraction was 31% and mean pressure gradient between the left ventricle and aorta was 69.4 mmHg on echocardiography. Chest computed tomography showed severe calcification of the ascending aorta. Aortic valve replacement was successfully performed using a thoracic endovascular aortic repair balloon catheter without classic aortic cross clamping. The patient was discharged on the eleventh postoperative day.

KEYWORDS:

Aorta; Aortic valve; Calcification

PMID:
23772410
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PMCID:
PMC3680608
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