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Indispensable Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Elucidating the Mechanism of Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Dysfunction Causing Severe Regurgitation: A Case Report

Srinath Damodaran, Bhupesh Kumar

Keywords : Bioprosthetic heart valves, Flail leaflet, Transesophageal echocardiography

Citation Information : Damodaran S, Kumar B. Indispensable Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Elucidating the Mechanism of Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Dysfunction Causing Severe Regurgitation: A Case Report. J Perioper Echocardiogr 2019; 7 (1):15-17.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10034-1098

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 31-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is invaluable in identifying the exact mechanism of prosthetic valve dysfunction (PVD), which may help in the proper management of patient. Here, we report a case of severe mitral regurgitation due to flail mitral valve leaflet resulting from torn bioprosthetic cusp where TEE was instrumental in demonstrating the exact mechanism of valve dysfunction.

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