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A Rare Case of Florid Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Autoantibody–Associated Vasculitis Involving Both Atrioventricular Valves

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Habib Khan, Sanjay Chaubey, Rynda Nitiahpapand, Jatin Desai

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e87-e88
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume102
Issue number2
Early online date20 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

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Abstract

Cardiac involvement is rare in antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)–associated systemic vasculitis but can involve aortic and mitral valves. We present an unusual case of a 65-year-old woman who presented 16 years after an aortic valve replacement with severe mitral regurgitation with ACNA-associated vasculitis. The extensive nature of the pathologic condition, which extended to the tricuspid valve, prevented the replacement of the mitral valve during a surgical procedure. This is a rare case in which florid valvulopathy was observed in association with vasculitis.

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