Aortic Root Replacement with a Stentless Bioprosthesis in a Patient with Giant Cell Arteritis

Atsushi Iguchi, Yoshio Nitta, Takeshi Saito, Koichi Tabayashi

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Abstract

A 66-year-old woman was diagnosed with severe aortic regurgitation. Blood studies constantly showed positive C-reactive protein. Aortic valve replacement using a mechanical valve was carried out. Four months after the operation, echocardiogram showed aortic regurgitation due to paravalvular leakage. Reoperation was performed using a stentless aortic root bioprosthesis. The pathological specimen from the aortic wall was consistent with giant cell arteritis. The patient was treated with prednisone with dramatic improvement of systemic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-474
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume51
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep

Keywords

  • Aortic root replacement
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Stentless bioprosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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