Rapid Bioprosthetic Valve Degeneration Resulting in Severe Mitral Stenosis

Madhuri Bajaj, Hussam Abuissa, Michael L. Main

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A 61-year-old man presented 9 months after bioprosthetic mitral valve implantation with progressive exertional dyspnea. Transesophageal echocardiography revealed severe mitral stenosis with diffuse leaflet thickening but no calcification. Subsequent pathologic examination of the valve demonstrated infiltrating fibroconnective tissue and chronic inflammation. Careful echocardiographic follow-up of this valve type may be warranted, especially in patients with early recurrent symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90.e1
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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