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J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2011 Feb;24(2):227.e1-4. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2010.06.012. Epub 2010 Jul 21.

Ventricular prosthesis embolization during transapical aortic valve implantation: the role of transesophageal echocardiography in diagnosis and management.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Therapy, University Hospital Bern, Bern, Switzerland. gabor.erdoes@insel.ch

Abstract

The authors present the case of an 81-year-old patient with severe aortic stenosis who experienced left ventricular embolization of an aortic bioprosthesis during transapical aortic valve implantation. The authors discuss reasons for prosthesis embolization and reinforce the attention to technical details and the widespread use of multimodality imaging techniques. In this context, transesophageal echocardiography appears indispensable in the detection and management of procedure-related complications.

PMID:
20650604
DOI:
10.1016/j.echo.2010.06.012
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