Severe Valvular Regurgitation: An Unexpected Complication During Transapical Aortic Valve Implantation Treated Successfully with the "Valve-in-Valve" Procedure


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BURGAZLI K. M. , KAVUKCU E., CHASAN R., Bilgin M. , ERDOGAN A.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.29, no.4, pp.444-446, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2012.040
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.444-446

Abstract

Severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) in a multimorbid 77 year old female was treated with transapical aortic valve implantation with a 23 mm Edwards Sapien valve. Severe valvular regurgitation following implantation, probably due to structural valve failure, was treated successfully with a second valve-in-valve implantation. During a follow-up time of 2,5 years no further problems occurred.