Valve-in-valve in the tricuspid position for a stenosed bioprosthesis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The strategy of transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation into failing mitral and aortic bioprosthetic valves is a documented approach. It allows one to avoid performing a high-risk repeat cardiac surgery in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. Tricuspid valve-in-valve implantation has been documented only a few times in the literature. We report the case of a 65-year-old woman with a failing bioprosthetic tricuspid valve who had undergone 3 prior open heart operations. We attempted a transatrial transcatheter approach and successfully deployed a 29-mm Edwards Sapien balloon-expandable bioprosthesis into a severely stenotic tricuspid bioprosthesis. This case demonstrates the technical feasibility and safety of this approach.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beckerman, Z; Cohen, O; Agmon, Y; Bolotin, G

Published Date

  • April 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 2

Start / End Page

  • E96 - E98

PubMed ID

  • 23625484

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1522-6662

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1532/HSF98.20121106


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States