Mitral valve replacement with the beating heart technique in a patient with previous bypass graft from ascending to descending aorta due to aortic coarctation

Cicekcioglu F., Parlar I., Aksoyek A., Babaroglu S., Yay K., Irdem A. K., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY, vol.23, no.2, pp.156-158, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2007.00529.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.156-158
  • Yozgat Bozok University Affiliated: Yes


Background and Aim: Conventional mitral valve replacement (MVR) is carried out under cardioplegic arrest with cross-clamping of the ascending aorta during cardiopulmonary bypass. In this case, MVR was performed with on-pump beating heart technique without cross-clamping the aorta because of the diffuse adhesion around the ascending aorta, and tube graft presence between ascending and descending aortas. Methods: A 47-year-old female patient had aorto-aortic bypass graft from ascending aorta to descending aorta with median sternotomy and left thoracotomy in single stage because of aortic coarctation 2 years ago in our cardiac center. She was admitted to the hospital with palpitation and dyspnea on mild exertion. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed 4th degree mitral insufficiency. Results: MVR was carried out through remedian sternotomy with on-pump beating heart technique without cross-clamping the aorta. Conclusions: MVR with on-pump beating heart technique offers a safe approach when excessive dissection is required to place cross-clamp on the ascending aorta.