n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Mini-sternotomy approach for aortic valve replacement in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta : online article - case report
|Article Title||Mini-sternotomy approach for aortic valve replacement in a patient with osteogenesis imperfecta : online article - case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 University Hospital of Wales, UK, 2 University Hospital of Wales, UK, 3 University Hospital of Wales, UK, 4 University Hospital of Wales, UK and 5 University Hospital of Wales, UK|
|Publication Date||Oct 2013|
|Pages||4 - 7|
|Keyword(s)||Aortic valve replacement, Cardiac surgery, Mini-sternotomy and Osteogenesis imperfecta|
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a heritable disorder of the connective tissue. Cardiovascular involvement is rare, related mainly to aortic valve regurgitation. Open-heart surgery in these patients is associated with increased morbidity and mortality rates as a result of tissue friability and bone brittleness as well as platelet dysfunction. We present a patient with OI who underwent successful aortic valve replacement with a mini-sternotomy approach.
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