Prosthetic Aortic Valve Thrombosis After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Alberto Cordero, Sara Castaño, and Gregorio Rábago
Departamento de Cardiología y Cirugía Cardiovascular, Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
A 54-year-old man had undergone aortic valve replacement with a valve graft according to the Bentall-Bono technique because of severe stenosis and aneurysm of the ascending aorta 14 years ago.
He had been hospitalized several times over the past 2 years for congestive heart failure and progressive worsening of left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction, clinically classified as New York Heart Association functional class III-IV.
After meeting the specific requirements, he was included on the heart transplantation (HT) waiting list.
CITATION Rev Esp Cardiol. 2005 Jul;58(7):863