Unexpected durability of Smeloff-Cutter aortic ball valve prosthesis

Yuji Naito, Masato Nakajima, Hidenori Inoue, Narutoshi Hibino, Eiki Mizutani, Koji Tsuchiya

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Abstract

We report a case in which replacement of a Smeloff-Cutter aortic ball prosthesis was required 28 years after initial implantation. A 57-year-old woman underwent aortic valve replacement with a 21-mm Smeloff-Cutter ball prosthesis and open mitral commissurotomy for aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, and mitral stenosis in 1973. Severe aortic regurgitation occurred in April 2001, and aortic valve reoperation combined with mitral valve replacement was successfully performed. The patient's aortic ball valve was nearly intact with perivalvular leakage probably causing the aortic regurgitation. Our experience documents longer durability for the Smeloff-Cutter prosthesis than has been reported to date.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1633-1635
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume75
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Aortic Valve Insufficiency
Aortic Valve
Prostheses and Implants
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve
Reoperation

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Naito, Y., Nakajima, M., Inoue, H., Hibino, N., Mizutani, E., & Tsuchiya, K. (2003). Unexpected durability of Smeloff-Cutter aortic ball valve prosthesis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 75(5), 1633-1635. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(02)04784-7

Unexpected durability of Smeloff-Cutter aortic ball valve prosthesis. / Naito, Yuji; Nakajima, Masato; Inoue, Hidenori; Hibino, Narutoshi; Mizutani, Eiki; Tsuchiya, Koji.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 75, No. 5, 01.05.2003, p. 1633-1635.

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Naito, Y, Nakajima, M, Inoue, H, Hibino, N, Mizutani, E & Tsuchiya, K 2003, 'Unexpected durability of Smeloff-Cutter aortic ball valve prosthesis', Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 75, no. 5, pp. 1633-1635. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(02)04784-7
Naito Y, Nakajima M, Inoue H, Hibino N, Mizutani E, Tsuchiya K. Unexpected durability of Smeloff-Cutter aortic ball valve prosthesis. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2003 May 1;75(5):1633-1635. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0003-4975(02)04784-7
Naito, Yuji ; Nakajima, Masato ; Inoue, Hidenori ; Hibino, Narutoshi ; Mizutani, Eiki ; Tsuchiya, Koji. / Unexpected durability of Smeloff-Cutter aortic ball valve prosthesis. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2003 ; Vol. 75, No. 5. pp. 1633-1635.
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