Traumatic Dehiscence of Medtronic Freestyle Stentless Bioprosthesis

Turki Albacker, Adil Al Kindi, Benoit de Varennes*

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We report a case of deceleration injury causing traumatic dehiscence of a Medtronic Freestyle aortic bioprosthesis (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN) in a 70-year-old patient 5 years after a total root reconstruction. The patient presented with progressive exertional dyspnea 6 months after a significant impact during a hockey game. Intraoperatively, there was a posterior dehiscence of the proximal suture line and almost complete tear of the left coronary leaflet. At reoperation, the patient underwent reconstruction of the aortic root and Bentall procedure with a size 23 mechanical aortic valved conduit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-645
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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