Transient dynamic mid-left ventricular obstruction following aortic valve replacement

Taha M BinEsmael, Ulrich O von Oppell, John Dunne, Navroz Masani, Michael Frenneaux

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The case is presented of dynamic left ventricular mid-cavitary obstruction that complicated the postoperative course following aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting. The condition resolved with appropriate medical management, without further surgical intervention. It is hypothesized that this was due to both concentric left ventricular hypertrophy and direct diastolic ventricular interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696-699
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Heart Valve Disease
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2003


  • Aged
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Coronary Stenosis
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans
  • Hypertrophy, Left Ventricular
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler
  • Ventricular Outflow Obstruction

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