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J Heart Valve Dis. 2013 Sep;22(5):697-700.

Transcatheter implantation of a CoreValve aortic prosthesis in a patient with a ball-cage mechanical mitral valve.

Author information

1
Department of Cardiology, KTU Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey. dromergedikli@gmail.com
2
Department of Cardiology, KTU Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey.
3
Department of Cardio-Vascular Surgery, KTU Faculty of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey.
4
University Hospital Rostock, Heart Center, Rostock, Germany.

Abstract

Although transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has been performed successfully in patients with aortic stenosis and a mechanical mitral valve, to the present authors' knowledge only one report has been made of this being achieved in a patient with a ball-cage-type mechanical mitral valve. In the present case, as the cage section of the mechanical valve was inclined towards the left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT), there was a risk of interaction between the prosthesis and mechanical valve during the TAVI procedure. The successful implementation is described of a self-expandable aortic prosthesis in a patient with a ball-cage-type mechanical valve inclined towards the LVOT.

PMID:
24383383
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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