Aortic valve replacement (AVR) is a routine cardiac surgical intervention that is rarely associated with severe complications. In this report, we present a complex and unique case following AVR in a middleaged woman. We show the growing necessity for a strong cooperation between interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, together with the emerging role of cardiac tomography based three-dimensional printing technique in planning and executing precision surgery within the chest.
- 3D printing technique
- Aortic valve replacement (AVR)
- Cardiac surgery
- Mechanical circulatory support
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine