Xenograft calcification in Reiter's syndrome

J. Harrison Howard, Silvio H. Litovsky, Jose A. Tallaj, Xiuli Liu, William L. Holman

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Abstract

Reiter's syndrome is characterized by multiple joint arthropathy, and can affect the heart. One manifestation of cardiac involvement is aortic insufficiency that may require valve replacement. Herein is reported a case with rapidly progressive and severe calcification of a bovine pericardial prosthesis seven years after implantation, in the setting of Reiter's syndrome. Based on this experience, it is suggested that echocardiographic evaluations be scheduled more frequently than usual if a bioprosthetic rather than mechanical valve is chosen for a patient with Reiter's syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-161
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Heart Valve Disease
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2007

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