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You are here: Contents > 2015 > Volume 24 Number 5 September 2015 > MISCELLANEOUS > Balloon-Expandable and Self-Expanding Transcatheter Heart Valves: Friend or Foe?

Balloon-Expandable and Self-Expanding Transcatheter Heart Valves: Friend or Foe?

Sami M. Alnasser1, Osama Benhomeid2, Mark D. Peterson2, Christopher E. Buller1, David Latter2, Djeven P. Deva3, Asim N. Cheema1

1Division of Cardiology, 2Division of Cardiac Surgery and 3Department of Medical Imaging, St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with balloon-expandable (BE) or self-expanding (SE) transcatheter heart valves (THVs) is indicated for the treatment of high-risk patients with severe aortic stenosis. Limited data are available comparing the two THV designs, and evidence suggests that each may offer

unique advantages. Herein are described two patients who underwent TAVR with BE-THV and SE-THV, and who each developed a device-related complication that was successfully treated by using the alternate THV design.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2015;24:640-643

 

Balloon-Expandable and Self-Expanding Transcatheter Heart Valves: Friend or Foe?

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