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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 1 January 2015 > MITRAL VALVE DISEASE > Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement and Transfemoral Aortic Valve Implantation

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement and Transfemoral Aortic Valve Implantation

Christian Rustenbach1, Hardy Baumbach1, Stephan Hill2, Ulrich F. W. Franke1

Departments of 1Cardiovascular Surgery and 2Cardiology, Robert-Bosch-Hospital, Stuttgart, Germany

The case is reported of a symptomatic elderly patient with severe mitral regurgitation, severe aortic valve stenosis, and coronary heart disease. The coronary artery disease had been interventionally treated four years previously with stent implantation into the right coronary artery. Published studies have shown that a combination of mitral and aortic valve surgery is associated with a significantly increased risk of mortality and morbidity, particularly in elderly patients. In the present patient, both valvular malformations were successfully treated with a single-step interdisciplinary approach, namely an initial surgical mitral valve replacement followed by transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:43-45


Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Replacement and Transfemoral Aortic Valve Implantation

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