Calcified mitral valve annulus: prosthesis insertion

Ann Thorac Surg. 1988 Nov;46(5):584-6. doi: 10.1016/s0003-4975(10)64709-1.


We describe a technique for insertion of a mitral valve prosthesis in the presence of a heavily calcified annulus. The valve leaflets are used for securing the prosthesis, and both the anterior and posterior chordae tendineae and papillary muscle complexes are preserved.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Calcinosis / surgery*
  • Female
  • Heart Valve Diseases / surgery*
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis*
  • Humans
  • Mitral Valve / surgery*