Leaflet embolisation from Duromedics valves: a report of two cases.

@article{Kumar1991LeafletEF,
  title={Leaflet embolisation from Duromedics valves: a report of two cases.},
  author={Nikhil Kumar and Sujatha Balasundaram and Maurice Rickard and Zohair Al Halees and Carlos M G Dur{\'a}n},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={1991},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={
          382-3
        }
}
Embolization of parts of mechanical valves has been reported since the inception of prosthetic valve implantation. We report here two cases of embolization of one hemileaflet of a Duromedic bileaflet prosthesis in the mitral position due to a pivot fracture. Both presented with moderately severe mitral regurgitation and pulmonary edema and were successfully managed by replacement of the malfunctioning prostheses. The embolised disc was located in the left common iliac artery by abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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