Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1985; 33(1): 59-60
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1014088
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Prevention of Prosthetic Disc Immobilization by Prolapsed Sutures

U. Bortolotti, G. Faggian, A. Milano, A. Mazzucco, V. Gallucci
  • Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, University of Padova Medical School, Padova, Italy
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Publication Date:
07 May 2008 (online)


Disc immobilization by prolapsed sutures is a rare but potential risk after prosthetic heart valve replacement.

We present here a simple technical modification used during prosthetic valve insertion, which can prevent the occurrence of such a complication.