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You are here: Contents > 2016 > Volume 25 Number 2 March 2016 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Type B Aortic Dissection

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Type B Aortic Dissection

Iosif Gulkarov1,2, Akanibo Da-Wariboko3, Ashwad Afzal3, Arash Salemi1,2, Berhane Worku1,2

1Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, Departments of 2Cardiothoracic Surgery and 3Internal Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has become an acceptable alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement in high-risk and inoperable patients. Several technical and anatomical considerations can increase the complexity and risk of the procedure, and therefore are considered as contraindications to TAVR. Patients with

significant aortic disease such as aortic dissection are not usually considered for TAVR due to risk of aortic rupture or retrograde extension of the dissection. Herein is presented a report of the first successful TAVR in a patient with extensive type B dissection.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2016;25:153-155

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Type B Aortic Dissection

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