Etiological types of prosthetic valve dysfunction

Etiological types of prosthetic valve dysfunction

Different etiological types of prosthetic valve dysfunction are:

  1. Prosthetic valve thrombosis
  2. Pannus formation – growth of fibrotic tissue from the annulus region into the prosthetic valve, hindering proper movement of the valve leaflets
  3. Degeneration of the bioprosthetic valve
  4. Prosthetic valve endocarditis with formation of vegetations which hinder proper valve function