Aortic valve replacement in a diseased bicuspid valve eleven years after transplantation

David L. Joyce, Stuart D. Russell, John V. Conte, Stephen M. Cattaneo

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Cardiac allotransplantation is subject to a number of chronic complications that may limit graft survival. These include allograft coronary artery disease, renal dysfunction, hypertension, and malignancy, which are largely due to the immuno-modulatory and adverse effects of transplant medications. Reoperation for native allograft disease progression is a rarer phenomenon. We report a case of aortic valve replacement for bicuspid aortic valve stenosis that occurred in a patient more than ten years after cardiac transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-595
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2009


  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Bicuspid aortic valve
  • Cardiac transplantation
  • Donor organ screening
  • Echocardiography
  • Marginal donor organs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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