Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine

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Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine:
doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32833018ce
Case reports

Multiple recurrent periprosthetic leak after a mitral valve replacement in a 30-year-old man

Karimov, Jamshid H; Piagneri, Valeria; Murzi, Michele; Latsuzbaia, Kakhaber; Tiwari, Kaushal; Cerillo, Alfredo Giuseppe; Solinas, Marco; Glauber, Mattia

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Partial detachment of intracardiac prosthesis is a common reality in cardiac surgical practice. Its identification and surgical correction can be very crucial for a patient, as well as for the surgeon. In this paper, we report a case of a 30-year-old man with partial detachment of mechanical mitral valve prosthesis. He recently underwent his seventh heart surgery procedure; five of them were caused by recurrent dehiscence of mitral valve prosthesis.

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