Aortic valve replacement in the presence of Hufnagel valve in the descending aorta. One stage valve replacement and resection of the Hufnagel valve: Report of a case

L. A. Attai, M. Yarnoz, G. Robinson

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Replacement of the aortic valve in the presence of a Hufnagel prosthesis in the descending aorta results in equilibration of diastolic pressure above and below the distal prosthesis with subsequent thrombosis of the latter. This case report illustrates the technical feasibility of a one stage aortic valve replacement, removed of the Hufnagel valve from the descending aorta, and resection of a false aneurysm. This is the first report of this type of combined procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)112-115
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1974


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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