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You are here: Contents > 2017 > Volume 26 Number 1 January 2017 > AORTIC VALVE DISEASE > Leaflet Hypomobility After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Thrombosis or Mechanical Factors? A Possible Pathophysiological Pattern

Leaflet Hypomobility After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Thrombosis or Mechanical Factors? A Possible Pathophysiological Pattern

Michele Gallo1,2, Stefanos Demertzis1, Gino Gerosa2, Enrico Ferrari1,3

1Cardiac Surgery Unit, Cardiocentro Ticino Foundation, Lugano, Switzerland
2Cardiac Surgery Unit, Department of Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Sciences, University Hospital of Padova, Italy
3Electronic correspondence: enricoferrari@bluewin.ch

Transcatheter heart valve replacement is an emerging technology in the treatment of valvular disease. During recent years, the opportunity to replace a heart valve via percutaneous access or via a miniinvasive access without the use of cardiopulmonary bypass has revolutionized the approach to this pathology. The different designs of transcatheter valves have also altered the spectrum of

possible complications, with the unexpected occurrence of leaflet hypomobility after valve deployment. Here, the pathophysiological pattern of this complication is categorized, and an analysis provided of recently reported clinical evidences.

The Journal of Heart Valve Disease 2017;26:9-11

Leaflet Hypomobility After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: Thrombosis or Mechanical Factors? A Possible Pathophysiological Pattern

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