Transcatheter aortic valve replacement for aortic bioprosthetic valve failure with cardiogenic shock.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Acutely failing bioprosthetic valves represent a clinical emergency and are exceedingly challenging given the paucity of therapeutic options. Oftentimes, these patients are not re-operative candidates due to clinical instability. We present 2 cases of acute degenerative aortic bioprosthetic valve failure with cardiogenic shock treated with transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). These cases were characterized by hemodynamic instability with vasopressor dependence and (multiple) organ failure. These 2 cases demonstrate that TAVR should be considered as a treatment option for unstable patients with bioprosthetic failure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fudim, M; Markley, RR; Robbins, MA

Published Date

  • November 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 625 - 626

PubMed ID

  • 24184900

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-2501


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States