Mitral bioprosthetic valve leaflet fusion treated by balloon valvuloplasty in patients on ECMO

Authors

FILA Petr MALÍK Petr POKORNA Olga NĚMEC Petr

Year of publication 2018
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Citation
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jocs.13821
Keywords balloon valvuloplasty; bioprosthetic mitral valve; ECMO; leaflet fusion
Description We present two patients who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support after bioprosthetic mitral valve replacement, who developed early structural valve failure due to leaflet fusion. Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty restored normal leaflet motion and allowed discontinuation of ECMO support.

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