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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 480703, 3 pages
Case Report

Mitral Valve Replacement and Subaortic Membrane Resection Following Pneumonectomy

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Goztepe Safak Hospital, Istanbul 34000, Turkey

Received 19 December 2009; Accepted 5 January 2010

Academic Editor: Michael S. Firstenberg

Copyright © 2010 Melih Hulusi Us et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The pulmonary status is a vital factor for patients undergoing open heart surgery. The cardiac surgery itself deteriorates the actual pulmonary functions. Today, patients are no longer living with a cardiac disease due to compromised respiratory functions secondary to various pathologies, patients with lung disorders more often seek solutions for their cardiac disease and they are commonly operated. However, the resection of a lobe or a whole lung is a major challenge for the patients planned for cardiac surgery. In this report, we present a 65-year-old patient, who had left pnemonectomy which had been performed 8 years ago and was admitted for mitral valve replacement and subaortic membrane resection.