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Hellenic J Cardiol. 2010 Jan-Feb;51(1):64-6.

Cardiac autotransplantation for aortic and mitral valve replacement in a patient with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

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Clinic for Cardiovascular Surgery, Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece. a.panos@bluewin.ch

Abstract

Adequate exposure is a prerequisite for open valve surgery. The mitral valve can rarely be very challenging to expose. We describe a redo double valve replacement in a patient with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis in whom exposure of the mitral valve was achieved with cardiac autotransplantation.

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20118047
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