Mitral valve repair complicated by left circumflex coronary artery occlusion: An under-recognized but potentially deadly complication

Tariq Ali Ahmad, Matthew Nudy, Dirk Pabst, Mark Kozak

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Abstract

Mitral valve repair is becoming an increasingly frequent surgery for patients with mitral valve regurgitation. Iatrogenic coronary artery injury and ischemic myocardial compromise have been previously reported in the literature as a rare but serious complication of surgical mitral valve repair. This potentially life-threatening complication should be considered and quickly recognized during perioperative mitral valve repair or replacement to prevent morbidity and mortality. To increase awareness and to prevent this complication from being missed in the future, we present a case report of iatrogenic left circumflex artery dynamic occlusion and subsequent myocardial infarction from mitral valve annuloplasty resulting in severe peri-operative heart failure and death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-81
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
Volume19
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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