Mehmet Erol1, Sertan Özyalçın2, Sinan Sabit Kocabeyoğlu2, Kerem Vural2

1University of Marmara, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey
2Turkey High Specialty Training and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara, Turkey

Keywords: Aortic valve stenosis, heart valve diseases, mitral insufficiency


Introduction: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of patient prosthesis mismatch on functional mitral regurgitation after mechanical aortic valve replacement. Patients and Methods: Total 59 patients were enrolled. All the echocardiographic assessments were performed by a single cardiologist. The patients were divided into two subgroups as per the presence of patient prosthesis mismatch. Group 1 comprised patients with mismatch, and group 2 included those without mismatch. Results: There were no significant differences between the two groups in terms of postoperative mitral regurgitation development, postoperative left ventricular mass regression, postoperative pulmonary arterial pressure, and postoperative functional capacity. Conclusion: Patient prosthesis mismatch is not a predictive factor for the development of functional mitral regurgitation after mechanical aortic valve replacement.