This case, involving a 74 year old man who underwent mitral valve and aortic valve replacements, provides detailed insight into the perioperative echocardiographic and haemodynamic changes occurring when a mitral valve prosthesis intermittently obstructs. It illustrates the early sequence of electromechanical dissociation which would lead to cardiac arrest should a tilting disc prosthesis be immobilised in the closed position.
- prosthetic valve replacement
- intermittent obstruction
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