Left Ventricular Side Obstructive Pannus Formation after Rheumatic Mitral Valve Replacement with Preservation of the Subvalvular Apparatus

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The preservation of the subvalvular apparatus (SVA) during mitral valve replacement (MVR) surgery due to rheumatic valve disease remains controversial. The presence of intense fibrosis and calcification in rheumatic valves may promote impingement of the pannus tissue on the prosthesis and cause obstruction of the mitral inflow tract. Here we present an obstructive left ventricular side mitral pannus tissue image in a patient who had undergone rheumatic MVR with the preservation of SVA.

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