Xenograft calcification in Reiter's syndrome

Academic Article


  • 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. © Copyright by ICR Publishers 2007.
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    Author List

  • Harrison Howard J; Litovsky SH; Tallaj JA; Liu X; Holman WL
  • Start Page

  • 159
  • End Page

  • 161
  • Volume

  • 16
  • Issue

  • 2