loading page

Mitral valvuloplasty with the interatrial groove-left atrial dome approach in a patient with Marfan syndrome
  • +1
  • Fengjie Chen,
  • Xiang Wang,
  • Xianmian Zhuang,
  • Hongwei Guo
Fengjie Chen
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College Fuwai Hospital

Corresponding Author:[email protected]

Author Profile
Xiang Wang
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College Fuwai Hospital
Author Profile
Xianmian Zhuang
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College Fuwai Hospital
Author Profile
Hongwei Guo
Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College Fuwai Hospital
Author Profile

Abstract

We report a case of a patient with Marfan syndrome who underwent the David operation and mitral valvuloplasty. The patient had a small left atrium, so we severed the superior vena cava and opened the interatrial groove and left atrial dome. This method allows for excellent exposure of the mitral valve and subvalvular apparatus, enabling a successful operation. The interatrial groove-left atrial dome approach provides an option for patients with a small left atrium undergoing mitral valve surgery.