Degenerative Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency in a Patient with a Prior Bentall Procedure.
Adult pulmonary valve regurgitation most commonly presents following congenital cardiac surgery, with limited reports of pure degenerative valvular disease. There is to our knowledge, no documented reports of a patient with idiopathic symptomatic degenerative pulmonary valve regurgitation and normal pulmonary arterial pressures. We present a patient who underwent a Bentall procedure for annuloaortic ectasia with severe aortic insufficiency 14 years prior now presenting with degenerative severe symptomatic pulmonary valve regurgitation and normal pulmonary pressures. The patient underwent successful valve replacement with a bovine prosthesis. Recovery was unremarkable, and he continues to do well without further cardiac surgical requirements.