Glenn Shunt as an Alternative Procedure for Rheumatoid Triple Valve Disease with Tricuspid Stenosis


Omay O., Ozker E., Suzer K.

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.57, no.3, pp.170-172, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 57 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2008-1038468
  • Title of Journal : THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Page Numbers: pp.170-172

Abstract

A 41-year-old woman with rheumatoid triple valve disease was operated. Mitral and aortic valves were replaced with prosthetic valves. The tricuspid valve annulus was highly stenotic (valve area: 1.4 cm(2)), therefore a bidirectional Glenn Shunt procedure was performed to preserve the right ventricular function. In the long term, 4 years after the operation, the patient is still hemodynamically stable.