Early Trifecta valve failure: Report of a cluster of cases from a tertiary care referral center Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation


  • Our findings provide further insights into the pathologic mechanisms leading to early Trifecta valve failure. In addition to tear of the noncoronary cusp of the Trifecta prosthesis described as the most common mechanism in the literature for its failure, circumferential pannus formation composed of fibrofatty tissue in the inflow portion and leaflet calcification concentrated around the posts in the outflow portion are important mechanisms contributing toward early Trifecta valve failure.

publication date

  • January 23, 2017



  • Academic Article



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.05.044

PubMed ID

  • 28610762

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