Bioprosthetic MV Partial Dehiscence

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


Another case of paravalvular leakage and partial dehiscence of bioprosthetic mitral valve in a 72-year-old man; three dimensional transesophageal echocardiography is very useful for evaluation of exact location of dehiscence.


Paravalvular leakage Bioprosthetic mitral valve Three dimensional echocardiography 

Supplementary material

Movie 17.1

3D construction partial dehiscence between 3–6 o’clock from surgical enface view. (AVI 611 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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