Article Abstract

Aorta-atria-septum combined incision for aortic valve re-replacement

Authors: Yiwei Xu, Xiaofeng Ye, Zhaolong Li, Qiang Zhao

Abstract

This case report illustrates a patient who underwent supra-annular mechanical aortic valve replacement then suffered from prosthesis dysfunction, increasing pressure gradient with aortic valve. She was successfully underwent aortic valve re-replacement, sub-annular pannus removing and aortic annulus enlargement procedures through combined cardiac incision passing through aortic root, right atrium (RA), and upper atrial septum. This incision provides optimal visual operative field and simplifies dissection.