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You are here: Contents > 2013 > Volume 22 Number 5 September 2013 > TRANSCATHETER VALVE IMPLANTATION > Transcatheter Implantation of a CoreValve Aortic Prosthesis in a Patient with a Ball-Cage Mechanical Mitral Valve

Transcatheter Implantation of a CoreValve Aortic Prosthesis in a Patient with a Ball-Cage Mechanical Mitral Valve

Omer Gedikli1, Merih Kutlu1, Ali Civelek2, Huseyin Ince3

Departments of 1Cardiology and 2Cardio-Vascular Surgery, Trabzon, Turkey, 3University Hospital Rostock, Heart Center, Rostock, Germany

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.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2013;22:697-700

Transcatheter Implantation of a CoreValve Aortic Prosthesis in a Patient with a Ball-Cage Mechanical Mitral Valve

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