Home Archive Vol.42, No.3, 2016 Edwards Intuity Aortic Bioprosthesis in Patient with Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Edwards Intuity Aortic Bioprosthesis in Patient with Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Oana Maria Corîci(1), M. Gașpar(2), G. Laufer(3), Maria Iancău(4)

(1)Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Department, Timisoara, Romania; University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania, (2)Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cardiac Surgery Department, Timisoara, Romania, (3)AKH-Vienna, Cardiac Surgery Department, Vienna, Austria, (4)University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania

    Abstract: Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is generally considered to be a contraindication to sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR). Implantation of the Edwards Intuity aortic bioprosthesis is an innovative approach associated with superior hemodynamic performance, significantly reduced myocardial ischaemia and cardiopulmonary bypass times and proves to be suitable for type 1 and 2 of bicuspid aortic valves replacement. We report a case of successful AVR using a fast deployment bioprosthesis,the Edwards Intuity Valve System, in a 67-year-old woman with a bicuspid aortic valve and concomitant severe aortic stenosis.
    Keywords: bicuspid aortic valve, aortic valve replacement, sutureless bioprosthesis

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.42.03.09 


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