Expanding Arch Aneurysm Causing a Kink in a Bentall Graft and Heart Failure
Journal of Thoracic Imaging, 07/05/2012
Al–Mohaissen MA et al. – The authors present the case of a patient with Marfan syndrome who presented with heart failure secondary to an unusual graft–related complication 14 years after a Bentall procedure. Investigations revealed a supra–aortic stenosis resulting from a kink in the Bentall graft caused by pressure from an expanding aortic arch aneurysm. The patient underwent surgery with improvement in his ejection fraction and heart failure symptoms.