Nikolaos G Baikoussis1, Panagiotis Dedeilias1, Efstathia Prappa2, Michalis Argiriou1
1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
2 Department of Cardiology, Evangelismos General Hospital, Athens, Greece
We would like to present in this paper a patient with severe aortic valve stenosis referred to our department for surgical aortic valve replacement. In this patient, it was intraoperatively detected an unexpected heavily calcified porcelain ascending aorta. We present the treatment options in this situation, the difficulties affronted intraoperatively, the significance of the preoperative chest computed tomography scan and the use of the Perceval S aortic valve as ideal bioprosthesis implantation. This is a self-expanding, self-anchoring, and sutureless valve with a wide indication in all patients requiring aortic bioprosthesis.
Nikolaos G Baikoussis
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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